Marx and Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung September 1848

State of Siege in Cologne [296]

Source: MECW Volume 7, p. 455;
Written: on September 26, 1848;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 113, September 27, 1848.

Cologne, September 26. Today we are also omitting the synopsis. We are hurrying to print the paper. We are being informed by a reliable source that the city will be placed in a state of siege within an hour or two, that the civic militia will be dissolved and disarmed, that the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, the Neue Kölnische Zeitung, the Arbeiter-Zeitung and the Wächter am Rhein will be suspended, that courts martial will be instituted and that all the rights gained in March are to be suppressed. It is reported that the civic militia is not inclined to let itself be disarmed.