Marx and Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung July 1848


Source: MECW Volume 7, p. 176;
Written: on July 3, 1848;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 34, July 4, 1848.

Cologne, July 3. Up to now the Government of Action has only proved itself as the Ministry of the Police. Its first act was the arrest of Herr Monecke and Herr Fernbach in Berlin. Its second act was the arrest of Bombardier Funk in Saarlouis. Now “action” is beginning to make itself felt here in Cologne too. This morning Dr. Gottschalk and Lieutenant (ret.) Anneke were arrested. We are reserving our judgment since we are still lacking definite information about the reasons for their arrest and the manner in which it was carried out.

The workers will be sensible enough not to let themselves he provoked into creating a disturbance.