40 years on: Ashes of Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros transferred to Malaga cemetery

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40 years on
Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros - killed during the demonstration of the Andalusian autonomy on December 4, 1977

TO COMMEMORATE the 40th anniversary of his death, the ashes of Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros were transferred to Malaga’s Jardin del Recuerdo del cementerio on Monday where a ceremony led by his three sisters was attended en-masse.

Garcia Caparros was only 17-years-old when he was killed during the demonstration of the Andalucian autonomy on December 4, 1977.

The bullet that claimed his life was shot by a police officer, who has never been identified.

Vice President of the Junta de Andalucia Manuel Jimenez Barrios spoke at the ceremony, ratifying the need to identify Garcia Caparros’ killer, both for his family and for the Andalusians:

“The family will not rest until they know the truth of what happened, it’s time for the the family and the Andalusians to know what happened.”

His sister Loli said of the relocation of his ashes:

“”He has what he deserved, to be in a symbolic place where all Andalusians can come to visit him.”

Garcia Caparros’ ashes have been buried under an olive tree, next to a monolith inscribed with information about his life and the circumstances in which his death occurred.

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