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Spanish communists demonstrate for a third republic on 90th anniversary of the second

SPAIN’S communists joined socially distanced demonstrations in favour of a third republic today in towns and cities across the country.

The actions, taken in compliance with regional public health restrictions, marked the 90th anniversary of the proclamation of the Spanish second republic in 1931.

“There is a vaccine against fascism, against corruption, and for equality — it is called the republic,” the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) declared.

Demos “pay a well deserved tribute to those who defended democracy in the face of the fascist coup of 1936 … and fought for freedom during the 40 years of the fascist dictatorship,” it said, adding that thousands of people were still missing from that time, buried in “ditches and unmarked graves.”

It also slammed the “shameful corruption of the royal family” exposed in a series of recent scandals, strengthening the case for a new republic.

Despite Spain’s left-leaning coalition, in which the PCE takes part, “the big bourgeoisie through the Bourbon house manoeuvres to prevent the implementation of measures favourable to the working class … with all its political, media and judicial arsenal.”

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