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Last statue of dictator Franco removed in 'historic day' for Spain


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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Fernandez Trevino, in charge of education and culture in the enclave, said on Monday after the local assembly voted to take the statue down, pointing out that it was "the only statue dedicated to a dictator still in the public sphere in Europe."

His education remit obviously does not extend to geography!

 

Mellila is in Africa.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

The last statue of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was removed on Tuesday from the city gates of Melilla, a Spanish enclave and autonomous city on the northwest African coast.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Without much fanfare, a group of workmen operated a mechanical digger and heavy drills to chip away at the brick platform on which the statue stood, lifted it off by a chain around its neck

Fitting really. 

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Too bad they didn't remove me out of his prison, especially when he died and we all thought there would be an 'indulto'.  Spain is so much better off without him.

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