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Barricades are erected and battles are fought in the streets of Paris

La Commune de Paris. La semaine sanglant. Monday, May 22. In the morning the first fires caused by howitzers fired from cannon by the army of Versailles, placed yesterday at the Trocadero. The cannonades are directed on the barracks of the National Guard on the Champs-de-Mars. The National Guard and the insurgents of the Commune de Paris build barricades in the city. One of these, in the Place Blanche, is erected and defended by 120 women. Fighting takes place in the streets and in the madhouses of Paris.

At the end of the day, Versailles' troops have nevertheless conquered the Champs-Elysées, Saint-Lazare and Montparnasse.

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