Some 200 people gathered in Madrid’s Plaza Oriente yesterday as they raised their right arms and sang the Cara al Sol anthem.
Organised by far-right groups Fuerza Nueva, The Spanish Catholic Movement and the Falange, protesters were seen holding placards with phrases like ‘Make Spain Great Again’ – a play on Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.
A gay homeless protestor, Lagarder Danciu, was violently assaulted by a group of the fascists who kicked him repeatedly and hit him around the head until police intervened.
Danciu had held up a sign reading ‘Franco asesino’ – Franco killer – in a counter-protest.
Masses, organised by the Francisco Franco Foundation, were also held across Spain to honour the dictator, while others organised marches.