SPAIN: Since Castilblanco

Terror of the dictatorship of paunchy Miguel Primo de Rivera was the quick-triggered, shiny-hatted Guardia Civil. Since the foundation of the Republic those formidable constables have been meek as lambs. Fortnight ago a riot broke out in Castilblanco. Four of the Guardia Civil lost their lives, and since then they have stood no more nonsense. After Castilblanco there were a half-dozen clashes between guards and strikers throughout Spain. Twenty-four people were killed; in one stretch of 48 hours eleven citizens died, 60 were wounded. In the Cortes. Socialist deputies threatened a general strike and attacked the civil guard as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!