130 years ago today, American anarchist Louis Lingg committed suicide after being sentenced to hang for the Haymarket square bombing. His alibi: "I couldn't have thrown that bomb. I was at home making bombs." twitter.com

Submitted by selver in Anarchism

"On November 6, 1887, four bombs were discovered in Lingg's cell. Lingg committed suicide on November 10, 1887, the day before he was scheduled to hang. He used a blasting cap smuggled to him by a fellow prisoner. He put it in his mouth and lit it at 9:00 AM. It blew off his lower jaw and damaged a large portion of his face. He survived for another 6 hours—writing "Hoch die anarchie!" (Hurrah for anarchy!) on the cell stones in his own blood before guards came—until his death at around 3:00 PM." - Wikipedia


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161 wrote

legit my fave quote ever


alqm wrote (edited )

"My ancestors are smiling at me, imperials! Can you say the same!?" (quote from the game TES V: Skyrim, thought appropriate)