SPAIN: Revolt at Madrid University

A crucial battle of the Spanish civil war was fought in Madrid's University City. On the ruins of the historic university buildings Dictator Franco built a new seat of learning. To guard against the revival of the old liberal traditions, he set up the Sindicato Español Universitario (called the S.E.U.), an arm of the Falange Party to which every student was obliged to belong. Last week, 17 years after the battle of University City, a serious open revolt against the Franco regime was sparked in University City, and spread across Madrid in three days of violent street rioting.

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