In the Emperor's suite all exchanged rapid looks that expressed dissatisfaction and reproach.
For twelve years these committees had remained comparatively inactive, but in 1878 the presence of the ex-Garibaldian Cairoli at the head of the government, and popular dissatisfaction at the spread of Austrian sway on the Adriatic, encouraged them to begin a series of noisy demonstrations.
The successful defence of Buenos Aires accentuated the growing feeling of dissatisfaction with the Spanish connexion, which was soon to lead to open insurrection.
The causes were twofold: firstly, there was great dissatisfaction with the troubles.
This naturally caused great dissatisfaction, and more than once resulted in irreparable disaster.