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It's all over

La Commune de Paris. La Semaine sanglante. Sunday, May 28, 1871. At ten o'clock this morning the resistance of the last fighters of the Commune de Paris is reduced to the small square formed by the streets of the Faubourg du Temple, Trois-Bornes, Trois-Couronnes and Boulevard de Belleville. Varlin, Ferré and Gambon, with a red scarf around their necks, fell back to the XIth arrondissement and took up position behind the barricades. At eleven o'clock the federates have almost no more guns and two-thirds of the Versailles army surrounds them and at noon, the last federate cannon shot leaves from the rue de Paris. The last barricade of these days is in rue Ramponneau: it is defended, for a quarter of an hour, by a single soldier of the National Guard. It is all over. At the Roquette 1,900 communards are shot.

In the afternoon, Eugène Varlin, a bookbinder by profession, a socialist, a militant of the 1st Socialist International, appointed to the Finance and Subsistence Committees of the Commune of Paris, who had opposed the shooting of the hostages in the rue Haxo, and who had been present at the barricades in the Belleville district from beginning to end, was exhausted and sitting on a bench at the foot of the Montmartre hill. Recognized by a priest and denounced by the latter, he is arrested and dragged through the streets of Montmartre. He is literally lynched by a crowd of soldiers of Versailles and opponents of the Commune. Varlin unable to stand, disfigured, with one eye out of its socket is shot by sitting on a chair. After the execution his body is ravaged by blows with a stick.

In Paris reigns the governmental order, the Commune is an experience of self-government lasted 72 days.

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