Madrid Town Hall to remove Francoist street names from all public buildings

LAST UPDATED: 7 Jan, 2016 @ 21:00

FrancoSTREET names that honour Francoist figures are being torn down from Madrid buildings.

The Spanish capital is to change 30 such names honouring the former dictator and his regime.

The Comprehensive Plan for the Memory of Madrid was approved in December by the city’s Town Hall, including the Podemos-backed Ahora Madrid, the Socialist PSOE and Ciudadanos.

In 2007, Spain’s Historical Memory Law called for the removal of Francoist names and symbols from public buildings, but the ruling PP council didn’t comply.

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  1. Let’s hope they start by removing the name “Gibraltar Español” from streets in Spain.

    This is as belligerent and fascist as it gets and has no place in an EU member state.