Body Of Founder Of Spain’s Fascist Falange Movement Exhumed

  • The body of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of Spain’s fascist Falange movement, was exhumed from a Madrid mausoleum on Monday and transferred to a city cemetery.
  • The fascist political leader was executed by Spanish Republicans in November 1936, after Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of soldiers in July of that year to bring down Spain’s democratically elected government.
  • The ensuing civil war ended in 1939 with hundreds of thousands dead and the country left in ruins.
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