Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageFuengirola: Protest against fascism, for victims of Francoism

By Anne Sewell     Apr 14, 2013 in World
Fuengirola - Every year the mayoress in Fuengirola announces a "Day of the Dog" in the town, always at roughly the same time of year. This year she planned it for the Day of the Second Republic and citizens were enraged.
On Saturday evening, Fuengirola hit the streets, demanding dignity and justice for the victims of the Franco regime.
The people stated that today we are living under a new camouflaged fascism, with the Spanish monarchy's legacy of Francoism, with savage capitalism which has led to the ruin and misery of working class Andalucíans, and remarked on the growing crackdown on resistance movements worldwide.
Carrying Republican, Communist Party and Andalucía Libre flags, the protest march started at Plaza Teresa Zabell, next to the port of Fuengirola and made its way through the streets to the town hall, where speeches were made and calls shouted out for the resignation of Fuengirola's Partido Popular mayoress, Esperanza Oña (as can be heard in the video above).
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall s decision to hold the D...
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall's decision to hold the Day of the Dog on the Day of the Second Republic of Spain.
Lobo Estepario
The manifestation arises as a result of the decision taken by the municipality of Fuengirola to celebrate the "Día Municipal del Perro" or Day of the Dog, on the same day as the anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Republic in 1931.
While no one is against having a day for the dogs of the town, with processions and entertainment, the choice of that day is at fault. The opposition party, PSOE, the Andalucía Libre group (Partido Socialista de Andalucía) and the Communist Party of Spain complained to the PP mayoress about this choice to no avail. Oña had merely commented that the Day of the Dog was "always held on the second Sunday in April".
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall s decision to hold the D...
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall's decision to hold the Day of the Dog on the Day of the Second Republic of Spain.
Lobo Estepario
Taking this decision as a serious offence against persons of different ideological sensitivities, who died or were repressed defending freedom, fighting against the Franco regime in the war which ended the dictatorship, and also the people who today continue this same struggle, it was decided to hold the manifestation on Saturday April 13, the day before the Day of the Second Republic.
The mottos of this protest were "Con la memoria no se juega. Justicia para las víctimas del franquismo" or in English: "Don't play with the memory. Justice for the victims of the Franco regime" and "Truth, justice and reparation for the victims of Francoism."
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall s decision to hold the D...
A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall's decision to hold the Day of the Dog on the Day of the Second Republic of Spain.
Lobo Estepario
More about Spain, Fuengirola, day of the second republic, Andaluca, Protest
More news from
Latest News
Top News