Insurrection in Paris.

After the news of Necker’s dismissal and the gathering of troops around Paris made an insurrectionA violent revolt against an authority or government.. in the capital on July 12. Paris was soon occupied with riots, attacks on royal officers, and widespread looting.

The mobsA large crowd of people intent on causing trouble or violence disorderly.. soon had the support of the French Guard, including arms and trained soldiers, to establish the National Guard on July 13 to protect the theft and property damage in the city.

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