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Nicholetta Paudelopoulou, 27

On Tuesday June 10, 1913 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Nicholetta Paudelopoulou left Brown's Essex Mill at the end of her work day and walked down the street to the Ipswich Hosiery Mill. Here she stopped to observe a picket line of I.W.W. strikers. The Industrial Workers of the World had been conducting a strike at this mill for seven weeks. Five hundred of the strikers were Italians, and one hundred were Greeks, perhaps friends of hers. Sadly, five hundred English-speaking workers had chosen to scab on their fellow workers.

Suddenly, the police opened fire on the picketers, wounding eight. They later gave the excuse that the "foreign" strikers were "jostling" the English-speaking strikebreakers. Seven of the wounded were taken to a hospital in Salem. Miss Paudelopoulou was shot in the top of the head. She was taken to a nearby doctor's office where she died just before 8 PM without regaining consciousness.

Nicholetta Paudelopoulou was 27 years old. She was survived by her mother, four sisters and a brother.

The New York Times
-of June 11, 1913

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Originally posted to WE NEVER FORGET on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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