SPAIN: The Rebel Officers

Strikes, demonstrations and violence continued to trouble Spain last week. In Basauri, a suburb of Bilbao in rebellious Basque country (TIME, March 15), a demonstrator was gunned down by the Guardia Civil; a furious crowd forced the guardsmen to retreat to their headquarters. In Tarragona, a worker fell from a roof to his death during a clash with police. Shipyard workers even struck in Franco's birthplace. But a quieter event of considerable political significance occurred last week in Madrid, where nine military officers were found guilty of sedition.

The sentences for the nine—eight army officers and one air force captain—ranged from...

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