Attempt an account of “September Massacres”.
- In 1792, when foreign armies advanced into French territory and defeated the French troops, the Commune of Paris suspected the treachery of the king and his supporters.
- The Commune of Paris enforced martial law and attacked the king’s palace.
- When the king ordered shooting by his Swiss guards, the people of Paris hunted down the supporters of monarchy under their leader Marat.
- In three days, from September 2, about 1500 suspected dissidents were put in prison. After a trial, they were killed and this incident is called “September Massacres.”
Concept: American War of Independence
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