New exhibition honours fallen police officers

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Arsenio Fernandez de Mesa opens the exhibition.

THE Director General of the Civil Guard, Arsenio Fernandez de Mesa, presented the official opening of an exhibition entitled: ‘The Guardia Civil in the face of terrorism; for freedom, for the victims.’

Various other dignitaries attended the ceremony on Thursday 21 April, from both national and local institutions.

The Director opened his speech by noting that the exhibition intends to recognise publically the 243 Guardia Civil officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty, with special recognition for the 14 local men that have been killed by terrorist organisation ETA.

The exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 2pm, and 5pm to 8pm on weekdays, and from 11am to 1pm and 5.30pm to 8pm on Saturdays.

It is located in the Palace of Alicante Provincial Court and divided into three parts; the theme of the red zone is ‘Terrorism and the Guardia Civil’, the green ‘The Guardia Civil in the face of terrorism’, and the blue ‘The Triumph of Democracy.’

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