Louis Léveillé

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The "Clichy affair" refers to a French trial that took place in August 1891. The trial resulted from the shooting, arrest, and beating by police of three anarchists, at a confrontation in Clichy on May 1, 1891, which was the first French, and international, celebration of International Workers' Day. Two of the three anarchists arrested were convicted and given harsh sentences. About thirty demonstrators improvised a parade, with a red flag in front, from Levallois-Perret to Clichy. A little before three o'clock, after the flag was furled, and the demonstrators were dispersing, PoliceCommissioner Labussiere ordered the flag be confiscated. This is the incident which initiated the affair. Shots were exchanged and police officers were slightly injured. Three anarchists were immediately arrested, including Louis Leveille, himself wounded by a bullet. As soon as they arrived at the police station, they each suffered a violent beating. This caused a sensation among the anarchists.

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Anarchism : Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarianism -- 1891 ~ (2,820 Words / 19,508 Characters)
[On May 1, 1891, after a Labor Day demonstration, police attacked protesters in Clichy. A violent battle ensued and gunfire was exchanged. Three anarchists were arrested. Henri Louis Decamps was sentenced to five years in prison, Charles Auguste Dardare to three and Louis Lveill (who was wounded in the fight) was acquitted. Ravachol would later take revenge for the injustice in March the following year.] Members of the Jury, I asked my comrade and friend, Sbastien Faure, to present my defense. Even though the law, by special arrangement, allows the accused to choose his defender, either a relative or friend outside the profession of lawyers, Your Honor has clearly refused my request on this matter. First of all I protest against this disrespect of the law committed by those very men who are responsible fo... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)


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