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Franco’s Coat Of Arms Is Erased

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.

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    • All the previous inscriptions and adornments have been erased. No traces are now left of the franquist cant, except for the bare monument. The new inscription is now being prepared.

  1. Thank you for the information! It would be also interesting to publish side by side the inscription’s former look and the present one (as well as the future one when it will be ready).

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