On this day, in 1832, the students of Paris’ Sorbonne University led an uprising. They were protesting against inequality that saw the poor starving to death and the rich getting richer. The June Rebellion lasted only two days; many of the students were killed by the military. In fact, we would probably know nothing about it had author Victor Hugo not been accidentally caught behind one of the students’ barricades.
My tales in Thirty Days Later, “Two Days in June, Parts I and II,” are about this event.
This performance is a reminder that we are all, no matter our country of origin, the people whose voices matter and must be heard.