|February 6, 1934|
Riot in Paris in response to the Stavisky Affair
Major riots erupted in Paris and other French cities in response to the Stavisky Case.
Alexandre Stavisky was a Russian promoter who floated a fraudulent bond issue.
When exposed and cornered by the police, he reportedly committed suicide to escape
capture. Royalists and Fascists stirred up agitation against the republic, claiming that
the guilt of important politicians and officials were covered up during the investigation.
Alexandre Stavisky was buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery.