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Finally a mass murderer has been moved away from the 30,000 he killed.
Franco sympathisers gather at Valley of the Fallen amid tight security as Spain’s former dictator Francisco Franco is exhumed
The exhumation has been fiercely criticised by Franco sympathisers and far-right party Vox.
Monks say Spain’s government can’t exhume dictator Franco’s body because he is buried in ‘sacred place’
The Abbey of the Valley of the Fallen sits on ground under which Franco is buried.
Pedro Sanchez’s socialist government had pledged to move the ex-tyrant‘s body from underneath the monument.
Spain’s Government SEIZES former dictator General Franco’s €5 million summer palace over its ‘fraudulent’ sale
It comes as Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE administration has pushed on with a plan to exhume the remains of the Fascist dictator
It is the first time a far-right Spanish political party has gained seats in a regional election since 1975, when General Franco's death brought the return of democracy
"We will continue to be profoundly antifascist and committed to the rights and freedoms"
Bare-breasted Femen activists, who had the slogan 'Legal Fascism, National Shame' painted across their chests, stormed Franco remembrance rally
The 63-year-old painted himself as a martyr, writing in the WhatsApp group, 'I am willing to sacrifice myself for Spain'
WATCH: Man defaces General Franco’s tomb in Madrid with red paint and is dragged away by security guards
The protest was sparked by growing tension surrounding the planned exhumation of the remains of General Franco from the Valley of the Fallen
The controversial site has faced huge criticism for being the only remaining monument dedicated to a fascist leader in Europe
Opposition parties on the left and centre backed a motion 198 votes to one to remove the fascist dictator out of state-funded mausoleum Valle de los Caidos
The majority of deputies voting in Spain's Congress tomorow are in favour of the Socialist PSOE motion to exhume the dictator’s body from the controversial site near Madrid
Up to 40 million women are expected to protest around the world and in Spain
After four decades of power, the PP and PSOE could have to change course