Question by : Is it true that Leon Trotsky lived in Newfoundland back when he as a revolutionary?
My social studies teacher said he did. He also said that people of the town that him and his wife resided wanted to lynch them. As a result, the RCMP had to protect them. Is this true as well?
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Answer by The Black Rabbit of the Inlé
No, in March 1917 he was arrested on a ship called the Kristianiafjord, that had docked in Nova Scotia to pick up passengers. He had boarded it in New York and it was headed for Norway.
He was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Amherst and kept prisoner for several days, before he was released and allowed to travel back to Europe on a different ship.
His wife and sons stayed in a hotel whilst Trotsky was being held on orders of the British government.
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