How Can a Person Earn their Stripes by Shooting Innocent People?
On the façade of the Saint-Roch church, it is still possible to see traces of a bloody massacre, committed during the Revolution: on October 5, 1795, e.g. 13 Vendémiaire in the Year IV according to the Republican calendar, several dozens of protesters were killed on these steps by Republican soldiers, led by Bonaparte. The victims were protesting against a decree making it possible to reelect two-thirds of the outgoing deputies – Republicans – in order to stem the flow of the royalists’ return to the Assembly. Against them, cannons were fired. However, it was most likely grapeshot that caused the holes and other marks that still remain today.
Saint-Roch Church, 296 rue Saint-Honoré