RALLY FOR JUDGE GARZÓN AND AGAINST THE IMPUNITY OF THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY FRANCO'S DICTATORSHIP - MANIFESTACIÓN POR LA MEMORIA HISTÓRICA Y DE APOYO AL JUEZ GARZÓN EN MADRID
Manifestación en Madrid a favor de la memoria histórica por las víctimas del franquismo y como apoyo al juez Garzón. Puerta del Sol . Sábado 24 de Abril de 2010 a las 20h
These are images of the rally for the victims of Franco's dictatorship in Madrid in solidarity with Justice Baltasar Garzón and for the Historical Memory. Puerta del Sol, Saturday 24 April 2010, 8pm.
Garzon, who ordered the arrest of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998 under the principle of "universal jurisdiction" which held that grave crimes committed abroad can be tried in Spain, now faces two court cases himself.
Earlier this month he was indicted for exceeding his authority by opening an investigation in 2008 into crimes committed by General Francisco Franco's regime in Spain that were covered by an amnesty.
"Fascists get out of the courts," "Universal justice," and "More judges like Garzon," cried the thousands at the rally in Madrid which drew Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar as well as other artists and celebrities, marching out from Puerta de Alcalá to Puerta del Sol.