Around a thousand anti-fascist protesters marched through downtown Madrid on Saturday, three days before the anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
Demonstrators with anti-fascist banners and signs, shouted anti-fascist slogans and lit flares as they walked through the streets.
Franco ruled Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after winning a civil war against the... Еще 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 their 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.