Franco statue back as anniversary approaches

16th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 November 2005, MELILLA — A statue of Franco has been repaired and replaced in the city centre in Melilla, Spain's north African enclave.

16 November 2005

MELILLA — A statue of Franco has been repaired and replaced in the city centre in Melilla, Spain's north African enclave.

The statute shows the former dictator as he was during his campaign against Moroccan rebels in 1921 when the country was part of Spain.

At first it was thought the council would move it to a military museum, but instead it was reinstalled in a prominent square.

Spain is to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Franco on Sunday.

The present government has started to take down statues of the dictator from public places in an effort to confront this controversial period of history.

But in cities like Madrid it has met with opposition from Franco supporters.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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