The monument in the Parc de La Feixina with its origins in the Spanish Guerra Civil has now been cleared of its, for some, provocative inscriptions and in particular, its offensive fascist heraldic emblem, the Franquist coat of arms.
The monument will not be pulled down, after all, but will apparently now receive a new inscription paying homage to the victims of all wars and any dictatorship. The Catalan text will read as follows:
“Aquest monument va ser erigit l’any 1945 en record de les víctimes de l’enfonsament del Creuer Balears durant la Guerra Civil (1936-1939). Avui és la per la Ciutat símbol de la voluntat democràtica de no oblidar mai els errors de les guerres i les dictadures.”
You may be interested to know, however, that the offensive coat of arms from Franco’s dictatorship can still be found in a number of other locations in Palma de Mallorca.
The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 2nd, 2010. The time was 11:36:04.