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jul 17, 1791 - Massacre of the Champs de Mars

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The Cordeliers Club encouraged people to sign a petition, which says that the King has to abdicate and for the King to be on a trail for abandoning his position. 50,000 people gather on Champs de Mars to sign a petition. Lafayette was commanded to disperse the crowd. People started to throw rocks at the National assembly, which caused Lafayette fired at people.

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French Revolution Stage 1

Date:

jul 17, 1791
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~ 227 years ago
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