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Spain: Antifascist groups protest Franco exhumation at Valley of the Fallen 02:44

Spain: Antifascist groups protest Franco exhumation at Valley of the Fallen

Spain, Madrid
November 18, 2018 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people rallied in front of the gates of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s burial site in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid on Sunday, in protest against the possible transfer of the Caudillo's remains to Madrid's Cathedral of the Almudena.

Protesters held photographs of victims of Franco's regime and antifascist flags.

Franco ruled Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after winning a civil war against the forces of the democratically elected Spanish Republic, until his death in 1975.

The Spanish government is controversially planning to exhume and remove his remains from the tomb in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid.

The colossal landmark was built under Franco's orders, allegedly with the use of the forced labour of opponents to his regime, and has since become a pilgrimage site for his supporters.

Spain: Antifascist groups protest Franco exhumation at Valley of the Fallen 02:44
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Dozens of people rallied in front of the gates of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s burial site in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid on Sunday, in protest against the possible transfer of the Caudillo's remains to Madrid's Cathedral of the Almudena.

Protesters held photographs of victims of Franco's regime and antifascist flags.

Franco ruled Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after winning a civil war against the forces of the democratically elected Spanish Republic, until his death in 1975.

The Spanish government is controversially planning to exhume and remove his remains from the tomb in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid.

The colossal landmark was built under Franco's orders, allegedly with the use of the forced labour of opponents to his regime, and has since become a pilgrimage site for his supporters.

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