In October 1789, thousands of Parisian women rioted over the rising price of what? Brandishing knives, actors, and other weapons, the women marched on Versailles. First, they demanded that the national assembly take action to provide this. Then they turned their anger on the king and queen. They broke into the palace, killing some of the guards. The women demanded that Louis and Marie Antoinnette return to Paris. After some time, Louis agreed. A few hours later, the king, his family, and servants left Versailles.