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1933 – Sioux City Milk War

In 1933 milk producers in Iowa organize a strike for higher milk prices.

One of the main tactics farmers used during the strike was to block roads and prevent milk from being shipped to Sioux City.

In one instance, strikers opened fire on a truck driver who was trying to get past a road blockade they had set up, seriously injuring four of the passengers.