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June 22, 1883 — Assize (criminal) Court, Paris, France


They keep talking to us about liberty: There is the liberty of speech with five years of prison at the end. In England, the meeting would have taken place; in France, they have not even made a legal admonition in order to let the crowd retreat, which would have left without resistance. People are dying from hunger, and they do not even have the right to say that they are dying from hunger.



Source: Défense de Louise Michel, (Imprimerie du Progrès) 1883, p. 1.


Also: Argumentation Across Communities of Practice: Multi-disciplinary perspectives, eds. Cornelia Ilie, Giuliana Garzone (John Benjamins Publishing Company) 2017, p. 114.