(April 12th, 1871)

Considering that the Imperial Column in the Place Vendôme is a monument of barbarism, a symbol of brute force and false glory, an affirmation of militarism, a denial of international law, a permanent insult directed at the conquered by their conquerers, a perpetual attack upon one of the three great principles of the French Republic,
      the Paris Commune decrees,
The column in the Place Vendôme shall be demolished.