Puerto Rican Rebellion 1868

The Grito de Lares, (Cry of Lares) was the beginning of the first Puerto Rican rebellion for independence against Spain, on September 23, 1868.  About 1000 Puerto Rican rebels took control of the town of Lares and proclaimed themselves as the independent.  Unfortunately, the rebels were quickly overpowered by the Spanish Royalist forces.  (Poster Image from www.Zazzle.com)