On October 5: the people of Paris, including large numbers of women, march on Versailles. Thousands of women took part in the protest. They joined in the evening by the Paris national guard led by Lafayette.
The women responded to their anger at the harsh economic situations they had to face, such as bread shortages. At the same time, the King and his court held feasts.
They were also demanding an end to Royalist forces to do not obstruct the National Assembly and for the King and his administration to shift to Paris in hopes for poverty to be addressed.