In light of current events…..
Peter Kropotkin. 1882.
A week after speaking at the Durham Miners Big Meeting ( miners gala). July 1882.
Addressing a packed crowd at Nelson St lecture rooms, Westgate rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
“It is in Newcastle that a Russian revolutionary writer has, for the first time, found the means of disclosing in an English daily paper, the true state of Russia; and it is, again, in Newcastle that i have found for the first time the honour of addressing a large English audience, to relate, in plain words, the true state of Russia.”
source… Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 8.7.1882.