Incident in Spain – level 2

05-11-2018 07:00

Francisco Franco ruled Spain as a dictator from 1939 to 1975. He came to power after he won the Spanish Civil War, and people buried him at a monument dedicated to 30,000 people who died during this war.

Spanish artist Enrique Tenreiro drew a red dove and the slogan ‘For Freedom’ on Franco’s tombstone last Wednesday. Tenreiro is a sculptor and video artist known for provocative acts – once he rode in a glass elevator sitting on a bidet. As guards led him away from the tomb, he shouted, ‘For freedom and the reconciliation of all Spaniards’.

Difficult words: dedicated (it is for them, to show respect), tombstone (a large flat stone laid over a grave), reconciliation (coming together, becoming ‘friends’ again).

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