It has not been a quiet day in Madrid. This Sunday there have been significant incidents in a demonstration calling for the repeal of Spain's Law of Historical Memory, just two days before the anniversary of the death of Franco. Marchers passed through the streets of the Spanish capital openly chanting "Franco, Franco" and giving fascist salutes. Meanwhile, three activists from the feminist group Femen staged a counter-protest action to highlight that the right-wing extremists' presence is a "national disgrace", to which Spanish National police responded by moving in and arresting them.
Activistas de Femen protestan en un acto de la Falange: “Fascismo legal, vergüenza nacional”.— Superwoman Roja (@superwomanroja) November 18, 2018
Fascistas a pleno luz del día en el centro de la capital del país gritando “Franco, Franco”, haciendo el saludo fascista y todo muy normalizado. pic.twitter.com/z0qlXrDbQS
Femen activists protest against an act by the Falange. "Legal fascism, national disgrace".
Fascists in broad daylight in the centre of the capital of the country chanting "Franco, Franco", giving fascist salutes, and all very normalized. — Superwoman Roja
Demonstration called by the Association for the Repeal of Spain's Law of Historical Memory, shortly before the 43rd anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco.— Televisión Española
This protest comes just a day after Spanish fascist party the Falange had taken to the street at night for the so-called "Marcha de la Corona" - a march from downtown Madrid to the Valle de los Caídos - in honour of the party's founder, fascist ideologue José Antonio Primo de Rivera.
España, 2018. pic.twitter.com/ybKMpWASAP— Bernat Castro (@Bernat_Castro) November 18, 2018