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Red carnations for Sanchez-Prado

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Red carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) placed on statue of Antonio Lopéz Sánchez-Prado, born 1888, communist mayor of Ceuta, Spain, executed by firing squad on 5 September 1936 by Franco’s fascist rebels during the early months of the Spanish civil war.

‘He was a doctor and a communist politician; a lot of people in Ceuta venerate him and they think he was a kind of “saint”, although he was an athiest and freemason.’

Photograph © Carlos Bruzon, 5 January 2021.

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