Saturday, April 27, 2013

Trifón Cañamares

Centenarian and life-long (beret wearing) activist Trifón Cañamares has been an active member of the PCE (Spanish Communist party) since 1936.
During the Civil War he was a political commissar with the 12th Division of the Army's IV Corps.
Cañamares served 7 years in prison, after Franco's crush of the Republic, but never gave up the struggle. After his time in prison, he helped re-organize the (illegal) PCE and continued the anti-Franco fight.
Trifón Cañamares is still a familiar sight at demonstrations for justice and equality. 

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