Far-right supporters congregate in Barcelona for Spain's National Day
Some 250 Falangists displayed fascist symbols and Francoist flags at Montjuïc mountain
A group of 250 or so far-right Falangists – that is to say, supporters of late dictator Francisco Franco's Falange party – gathered at Barcelona's Montjuïc mountain to commemorate Spain's National Day this Saturday.
Many of those present displayed fascist symbols and waved Francoist flags as well as chanted slogans against Catalan independence and in favor of the unity of Spain.
There were also chants against dictator Franco's exhumation and calling for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont's incarceration.
The march ended at Plaça Sant Jordi, where pro-independence 'Estelada' flags were burnt amidst cries of "long-live Spain."
The location's significance and symbolism is not lost on Falangists as it is the site of the Montjuïc castle, a military prison during the dictatorship.