Burning of convents in Spain (1931)
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.