New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

Protestors hang a Catalan Pro-independence flag on a headless sculpture of Francisco Franco riding a horse during the unveiling of the statueThe municipality of Barcelona on Monday unveiled a controversial exhibition on the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, which was promptly met with a hail of eggs by angry opponents. The temporary exhibition, called “Franco, Victory, Republic, Impunity and Urban Space”, features sculptures placed on Barcelona’s streets more than 40 years after the death of the dictator, which began the country’s transition to democracy. One sculpture depicts a headless Franco on horseback, another pays homage to the victory of his troops in the Spanish civil war.

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