Video has emerged of Spanish Fascists giving Fascist salutes in pro-Franco rallies across the country.
The Dictator, who ruled Spain from 1939 until 1975, and who came to power directly aided by Nazi forces in the Spanish Civil War, is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in Spain. The rallies appear to coincide with the 31st anniversary of his death, November 20th.
The right handed “Roman salute” is almost exclusively associated with Nazism, and was adopted by Franco in 1937 for the Fascist movement in spain, doubtless inspired by his supporter Adolf Hitler. The use of the salute today, even if those performing it claim to merely be supporting Franco’s traditionalist Catholic Fascism as opposed to German Nazism, is directly reminiscent of Nazi Germany, and it is hard to see how anyone could fail to grasp how performing the salute constitutes antisemitism.
The crowd make chants directed against Spanish Muslims. It is clear that Jews would not be far behind on the list of targets if Spanish Muslims are allowed to become victims of Fascism.
The video also shows an anti-Fascist being beaten up by the crowd.