Champ de Mars Massacre Timeline

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  • 17 Jul 1791
    A pro-republican demonstration organized by the Cordeliers Club is fired on by the Paris National Guard, in the Champ de Mars Massacre.
  • 17 Jul 1791
    The Parisian National Guard opens fire on a crowd of demonstrators on the Champ de Mars, who had been advocating for the king's abdication; between 13 and 50 people are killed.