First of May Group
The First of May Group was an anarchist anti-Franco resistance movement which took militant action against the Spanish dictator's regime. They were formed in 1966 by exiles dissatisfied with what they perceived as the quietism of other opposition groups. Actions attributed to the group include the occupation of the Vatican Embassy in 1966 and the machine-gunning of the Spanish embassy in London. A man claiming to speak for the group stated that they were behind the March 1974 bombing of the Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin.
References / Further reading
- Meltzer, Albert (1996). I Couldn't Paint Golden Angels. Edinburgh: AK Press. ISBN 1-873176-93-7.
- Meltzer, Albert (1973). The International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement: 1st Of May Group. Cienfuegos. ISBN 978-0-904564-08-2.
- Téllez, Antonio (2010). Anarchist International Action Against Francoism From Genoa 1949 to The First Of May Group. Kate Sharpley Library. ISBN 978-1-873605-85-1.
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