The city council of Barcelona will collect the commemorative medal of the twenty-fifth year of Pau, which in 1964 granted Francisco Franco and six other medals awarded by the Franco city council to military figures or institutions such as the Spanish women's section of Falange.
The government of BComú, led by the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, announced this Sunday that it initiated the revocation files of these seven medals with the expectation of completing the procedure with a vote on the Plenary Council of January 25, 2019, at the eve of the 80th anniversary of the fall of Barcelona in the hands of the Francoist troops, 26.
According to the Council, "the objective is to recover the democratic memory of the city, to end the Francoist impunity and restore the memory of the victims of fascism and of the people who suffered the repression of the dictatorship in the state between 1936 and 1936 1975 ".
In addition to withdrawing the medal from the "Caudillo di Franco", the Colau government proposes to withdraw the city's gold medal granted by the City Council during the dictatorship to General José Solchaga Zala (1881-1953), who directed the National troops in the conquest of the cities of Tarragona and Barcelona in January 1939; General Agustín Muñoz Grandes, Minister General Secretary of the Movement, Chief of Staff of the Blue Division and Minister of the Army; General Captain Antonio Ibáñez Freire, Minister of Internal Affairs of the UCD, and the Female Section of Falange Española.
It is also planned to initiate the procedures for withdrawing the City Medal from the third of the Reforms of Our Lady of Montserrat and the Cross of Charity that the Council granted on July 16, 1929 to General Serveriano Martínez Nio, Minister of the Interior in the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera.
These revocation procedures are added to other initiatives against the Franco regime adopted during this municipal mandate.
Among these there is the revocation of the gold medal to the former minister Rodolfo Martín Villa and to the mayor Miguel Mateu Pla, the cancellation of the purification dossiers that opened the Franco regime to more than 1,600 officials municipal who worked during the Republic or the character in the open cause in Argentina against the crimes of the Franco regime.