Society of Friends of the People

Society of Friends of the People

 

(La Société des Amis du Peuple), a republican society in France created on July 30, 1830, after the July Revolution of 1830. Fighting for a republic, the society played a significant role in the political enlightenment of progressive workers. It published pamphlets and leaflets that denounced social inequality. F. Raspail and G. Cavaignac were among its leaders, and A. Blanqui headed its left wing. The society’s members took part in the June Days of 1832 in Paris. After the 1833 trial, the society ceased to exist.

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He also formed a Society of Friends of the People, which sought to promote the rights of ordinary citizens.

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