• Short Summary

    Thousands of right-wingers gathered in Madrid on Sunday (18 November) to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco.

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    Thousands of right-wingers gathered in Madrid on Sunday (18 November) to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco. Demonstrators, giving fascist salutes, paid tribute to Jose Antonio Prima de Rivera -- the founder of the right-wing falange, who was executed in November, 1936. Observers agreed that the turnout was bigger than last year. This suggested growing support for the far right -- a faction with minimal parliamentary representation at present.

    SYNOPSIS: The crowd of right-wingers gathered at Oriente Square -- in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid -- to pay tribute to the man they regard as the hero of the Spanish Civil War.

    Many of those at the rally were themselves veterans of the Civil War and some wore the characteristic brown shirts. Members of the right-wing Falange carried posters with slogans reading "No Jews" and "Reds back to Moscow".

    Successive speakers condemned moves by the Spanish Government to give home rule to Catalonia and the Basque country. They said the passing of autonomy statutes signified the break-up of the Spanish nation. They also condemned the Government for failing to deal with terrorism and branded deputy Premier, Gutierrez Mellado, as a traitor.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA348BZ7Q4RJYG41RPE2TAOQEPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA348BZ7Q4RJYG41RPE2TAOQEPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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