Granada removes ‘offensive’ statue

Granada Council has removed the statue dedicated to José Antonio Primo de Rivera from plaza de Bibataubín, complying with a ruling by the Superior Court of Justice of Andaluca (TSJA) from last April.

The statue, by Francisco López Burgos, features five outstretched arms holding the wings of an eagle. After many years of failed attempts to have the statue removed, this was finally achieved via the TSJA on the grounds that it violates the Law of Historical Memory.

Don José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, 1st Duke of Primo de Rivera, 3rd Marquis of Estella, Grandee of Spain was a Spanish lawyer, nobleman, politician, and founder of the Falange Española. He was executed in 1936 by the Spanish republican government during the course of the Spanish Civil War.

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