After a meeting in support of M. Raoul Sabatir, Nationalist (Millerand- Poincaré Party) candidate in the Municipal elections, a number of young Nationalists walked into a Communist guet-apens (ambush). Many shots rang out, three Nationalists fell dead, eight others were wounded, two mortally. The Nationalists were unarmed.
The police were speedily upon the scene, gave chase to the retreating Communists, caught and arrested two.
Subsequently, le Préfet de la Police said:
"Nothing allowed this aggression to be foreseen. There were 600 people in the schoolhouse while 400 outside could not find room. My forces were...