Burning of convents in Spain (1931)

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Locations of the burnings

Between May 10 and May 13, 1931, several convents and other religious buildings were burnt in Spain. The riots started in Madrid. On May 10, a group of right-wingers played an album recording of the monarchist Marcha Real by an open window in the Calle de Alcalá while a large crowd were returning from the Buen Retiro Park. Some members of the crowd were enraged, and protests the following day swept across Spain.[1]


  1. ^ Casanova, Julián (2010). The Spanish Republic and Civil War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-521-49388-9.