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A demonstration has been called for this Saturday, November 20, in the ‘Valle de los Caídos’ – ‘The Valley of the Fallen’ – in El Escorial, ...
A demonstration has been called for this Saturday, November 20, in the ‘Valle de los Caídos’ – ‘The Valley of the Fallen’ – in El Escorial, Madrid, to ask that the 150 metre high cross which stands atop the basilica which contains the remains of General Francisco Franco be destroyed. This Saturday will be 35 years since Franco’s death.

The associations which have called the protest consider the massive cross as a ‘symbol of death and vengeance’ and want it blown up as a public apology to the victims of Franquism.

The national federation of Foros por la Memoria released the news of Saturday’s demonstration in a press release issued on Thursday, proposing that the Valley of the Fallen be converted into a ‘memorial dedicated to the victims of fascism and to the political prisoners who built it with their forced labour’. The press release, seen by the EFE news agency, calls for Franco’s remains to be handed over to his family and an investigation launched into the thousands who are buried there.

Read more: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_27939.shtml#ixzz15pqXBQQI

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