Hundreds in Spain protest transfer of Franco's remains
Hundreds in Spain are protesting the removal of the remains of Francisco Franco from a controversial monument built under the fascist dictatorâs direction.
Spainâs new socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office in early June, promised to remove Francoâs remains from the state-funded mausoleum, Valle de los CaÃdos, or Valley of the Fallen, north of Madrid.
According to a report in Spanish newspaper El PaÃs, protesters stood at the mausoleum, chanting Francoâs name, as well as slogans like âCatalonia is Spainâ and âSpaniards, yes, refugees, no.â
The site contains the remains of tens of thousands of people, many who fought for Franco. Shortly after taking office, Sanchez announced plans to remove Francoâs body from the site and turn it into a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War.
Protesters waving Spanish fascist flags demonstrate at the Valley of the Fallen
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