Thomas Hastie Bell
|Thomas Hastie Bell|
Thomas H. Bell, 1888
Rudolf Rocker describes him as 6 ft tall , redhaired with a bushy beard in his later years.
While in Paris, he urged anarchists in France for an open-air meeting and distributed handbills. In Place de la République in a Sunday, amidst a big crowd and policemen, he climbed up a lamp-post and gave a speech. The police threatened him with prosecution for "insults to the Army and the law", but the authorities were not inclined to prosecute him. After two weeks in jail he was expelled as "too dangerous a man to be allowed loose in France".
On the visit of Tsar Nicholas II to Leith on Tuesday 22 September 1896 , Bell got through to the Tsar’s carriage and shouted in his face "Down with the Russian tyrant! To hell with all the empires!". Again the British authorities decided not to prosecute him, because a Scottish jury would probably throw out any charges.
In 1898 Bell left for London and He was involved with the Freedom group there.
Bell moved to New York in 1904 living with anarchist Charles B. Hooper and moving with his wife and daughter Marion Bell, to Arizona in 1910
Emma Goldman described Bell as "of whose propagandistic zeal and daring we had heard much in America".
Bell died in 1942 aged 75.
- Thomas Hastie Bell
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