Sunday, June 22, 2008
1848 - Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
The June Days Uprising (French: les journées de Juin) refers to the French workers' revolt from June 23 to June 25, 1848, after the closure of the National Workshops created by the Second Republic to give work to the unemployed. The repression, led by general Cavaignac, killed 1,500, while 15,000 prisoners were deported to Algeria. Cavaignac was then named head of the executive power while Louis Blanc was judicially persecuted by the government. This marked the end of the hopes of a "Democratic and Social Republic" (République démocratique et sociale) and the victory of the liberals over the Radical Republicans.