WATCH: Topless Feminist Activists Clash With Franco Supporters

WATCH THE VIDEO: TOPLESS feminist activists clash with Franco supports in Madrid

Topless protesters from the feminist activist group Femen turned up to disrupt a rally of more than 200 supporters of Spain’s former dictator Francisco Franco who were celebrating Victory Day on the 82nd anniversary of the ‘Liberation of Madrid’ on Sunday, March 28. Members of the National Police had to separate the group during the ceremony which was approved by the government of Madrid.

The bare-breasted Femen protesters landed in Spain’s capital with the words “to fascism neither honour nor glory” painted on their bodies, while the Franco supporters retorted with typical fascist physical gestures and shouted derogatory insults such as “who is paying you?” and “return to your brothels.”

Officers removed the protesters and the ceremony was allowed to continue.

“When the foundations of Western civilisation are shaking and in the face of the miserable spirit of the returning horde, victory has not only to be evidenced but dialectically defended by a free and proud civil society,” one of the speakers, who was surrounded by a banner featuring the dictator’s face and flags with double-headed eagles, declared.

To further commemorate the day further, a mass will be held at the Valley of the Fallen, a prayer and an offering will take place in the pantheon of the dictator of Mingorrubio and a ‘brotherhood meal’ will be enjoyed in a well-known restaurant in the capital adorned with Francoist imagery.


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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


    • Jessica

      26 May 2022 • 12:07

      That´s just degrading. They should find a different way to protest


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