1977 Atocha massacre

Madrid, Spain

1977 Atocha massacre

The 1977 Atocha massacre was a terrorist attack committed by gunmen associated with a far-right movement nearby the Atocha train station in the center of Madrid on the evening of January 24, 1977, within the framework of the so-called late-Franco terrorism in Spain. Five labor lawyers of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and of Workers' Commissions (Comisiones Obreras, CCOO) were murdered, which marked the Spanish Transition to a constitutional monarchy initiated in response to the death of dictator Francisco Franco.