via Indymedia Barcelona with thanks. Eugeni Guernès, a Catalan anarchist, driver by profession and a CNT union member, was mayor and councillor in the Llagostera town in Girona, Catalonia. between 24 November 1936 and 10 May 1938.
When the war and the Republic were lost and the fascist coup d’etat finally triumphed he had to march to exile like so many militants. On his return he was denounced, arrested, imprisoned and subsequently sentenced to death and executed on 7 May 1943 in Girona old cemetery, where with eight more people from Llagostera he was executed by firing squad .Eugeni and his companion Carmen Mascort
The war of resistance had ended in March 1939, but in the cemetery of Girona, more than five hundred people were shot dead between 1939 and 1945 and the dictatorship continued for nearly 40 years, with support from western powers. All of the massacred were buried in mass graves. Continue reading “Eugeni Gurnès: anarchist mayor executed by Spain”