"Roumain also edited with Georges Petit and Roger Cauvin "Le Petit Impartial." President Stenio Vincent arrested all three and charged them with printing subversive literature. The trial was sensational. It degenerated into a courtroom brawl when the prosecuting attorney accused Roumain of springing from a family of murderers. (The reference was to Roumains's grandfather, President Tancrede Auguste, who had been suspected by some of blowing up the old palace in 1911.) Roumain hit the prosecutor and then fought courtroom attendants. President Vincent shipped him off to European exile after his release. A decree issued on 19 November 1936 outlawed the Communist party."
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