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Retiree facing charges for vandalizing Franco-era plaques

The police caught him literally red-handed. José Gallego, 72, was on top of a ladder spraying red paint over plaques honoring the Franco regime located at a church in his native town Aspe, in Alicante province.

"But 36 years after Franco's death this cannot be. You go to Germany and you will not find a single symbol of Hitler's regime, but Spain is full of them. Why is there so much resistance?"

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Photo: ©Pepe Olivares