Hundreds of citizens were killed throughout the city in these unorganized clashes.
Needless to say, the French troops under Napoleon took brutal steps in suppressing the rebellion led by the mutinous residents of Madrid.
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The rest of the city follows with a number of similar displays and parades of their own.
We wanted a weekend day to ensure the most people would do something.
Not only in Madrid, this is a celebrated occasion in the neighboring towns and communities, as well as in the whole of Spain.