In 1976, events known as the March 3 massacre occurred in Vitoria-Gasteiz. In recent years, these terrible events that shook not only Vitoria but much of the state have been remembered more and more strongly. Worker mobilizations and society at large longed for better working conditions.
The events occurred at five and 10 p.m. on March 3, 1976 when troops from the Miranda de Ebro Reserve Company and the Vitoria garrison of the Navy Police evicted from the church of San Francisco de Assisi in the Zaramaga neighborhood, a populous labor district located north of the city. 4,000 people on strike had gathered in assembly. Police threw tear gas into the church and fired live fire and rubber balls at people leaving the compound. Five people died and more than a hundred and fifty were injured. We will remember the victims and the wounded on a tour of the Zaramaga neighborhood.