The announcement by the councilor for Public Services of Santa Cruz, Guillermo Díaz Guerra, to put into use the fountain known as the monument to Franco, as reported by DIARIO DE AVISOS, has raised a strong controversy between the supporters of this announcement and those who reject flatly any type of action at the source. Among the latter are the political formations of Sí Podemos Canarias of the Cabildo de Tenerife and the municipal group Unidas Podemos in the capital’s Consistory, which yesterday showed their “outright rejection of any measure that implies the recovery of a space that honors the atrocities committed by Franco’s dictatorship, and that violates the Law of Historical Memory of the Canary Islands and, therefore, against all the people who were killed or reprisals during it “.
Sí Podemos defends that “the councilor is not the one to decide to start up this fountain unilaterally, taking advantage of a merely personal criterion under which he considers this element as part of the Santa Cruz heritage, when it is not even considered, nor does it deserve consideration. , of Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), as has been accredited by the Cabildo de Tenerife itself and by the University of La Laguna”.
The group of the Cabildo affirms that “on the occasion of the request for its protection, promoted by an association sympathetic to the totalitarian regime, which ironically and inconceivably forms part of the Historical Heritage Commission of the Cabildo, it has been confirmed again that the sculpture exalts the figure of the dictator.