At the base of the statue yesterday, there are remnants of the recent past in Spain.
This is the official Spanish shield at the time of the dictatorship of General Franco. After the dictatorship to democracy, the eagle was changed by a crown. So this shield is illegal today.
In Spain there are many people there who do not want these memories of the dictatorship. Another, want to maintain. In my opinion, if these memories are removed from the streets, one could forget that dark part of the history of Spain. And not to forget, to prevent re-occurrence.
In the small photo you can see a plaque commemorating the day that the statue was inaugurated.
Hace 47 minutos