June 22-26, 1848, Paris. The workers were restless, demanding socialists be represented in a new provisional government, and the Executive Committee was frightened. When the government began to shut down the National Workshops, workers took to the streets, raised the red flag and the tricolor and tore up the cobblestones to build 250 barricades. Suppressed after several days of savage fighting. 1,500 soldiers and 3,000 insurgents were left dead. The conflict benefited the future Napoleon III

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