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The army of Versailles has penetrated in Paris

La Commune de Paris. La semaine sanglant. Sunday, May 21. At the end of April the Union des femmes (Union of Women) had called an assembly for this afternoon, but the meeting could not take place because the army of Versailles penetrated Paris at three o'clock in the afternoon. It passed through the Point du Jour, which remained unexpectedly undefended. The army advanced along the streets of Passy and d'Auteuil and occupied Trocadero Square. (It began what would be called the "Semaine sanglant" - the "bloody week" - during which Communards and Parisians would be massacred in an unspecified number that estimates, based on the most up-to-date studies, put at 15,000 to 20,000 killed. Other estimates go as far as a number of about thirty thousand). Advancing the Versailese troops leave houses burned and immediately begin to shoot the first insurgents and federal guards.

Today was held the last meeting of the assembly of the Commune de Paris, its members withdraw in the districts of relevance to organize and participate in the defense of the same.

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