People feared that King Louis XVI would use his army to crush the National Assembly and its unofficial gatherings. Thus, people decided to go to the Bastille, in the centre of Paris, to show their support for the National Assembly. However, violence broke out as people tried to steal the weapons and guns stored in the Bastille fortress to use against the King's soldiers. As a result, all those who defended the building were killed. In the modern day, this event is commemorated on Bastille Day, which is a national celebration.