Antonio Membrilla: The new director of the Lorca Board of Trustees resigns from the place after the resignation of the poet's niece | Culture | EUROtoday

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Antonio Membrilla has introduced this morning that he’s not going to take workplace as director of the Federico García Lorca Board of Trustees because of the “situation generated” in relation to his appointment. Membrilla wrote a tweet in 2020 wherein he referred to historic reminiscence as “hysterical memez.” The Granada Provincial Council has issued an announcement saying that it’s going to proceed the method to nominate one other particular person in cost among the many remainder of the candidates who utilized for the place. Membrilla's resignation happens just a few hours after the resignation of Laura García Lorca, the poet's niece, as a member of the establishment, accountable for the administration of the author's House Museum in her hometown, Fuente Vaqueros (Granada), was introduced. ) and the Center for Lorca Studies. On Monday evening, Laura García Lorca despatched a letter to the president of the Granada Provincial Council, Francisco Rodríguez, wherein she reported: “As a member of the Federico García Lorca Board of Trustees of the Granada Provincial Council, having read the statements of the new director published in the press, I consider myself obliged to present my resignation.” The poet's niece, who was a member with voice however with out vote on the Board of Trustees, didn’t need to make any additional statements about her resignation.

Antonio Membrilla, member of the PP and spokesman for his get together within the municipal group of Armilla (Granada, 25,008 inhabitants), deleted the tweet because of the commotion created after studying of his appointment to distance himself from these phrases, but it surely was not sufficient to quell the controversy. . In current days, some native media have revealed related references on the identical social community, which is now referred to as X and was beforehand generally known as Twitter, from earlier years.

Since his appointment turned identified, within the final days of February, quite a few memorial teams have insisted on Membrilla's resignation from his place. In his opinion, he can’t direct a middle devoted to such an vital sufferer of Franco's repression if he doesn’t consider in reparation for many who have been retaliated in opposition to and has that idea of historic reminiscence. On Monday, for instance, the Andalusian Federation of Democratic Memory, the biggest memorial federation in Andalusia, revealed an open letter requesting his resignation. His spokesperson, Antonio Manuel Mateos, estimates that this election is just another “step” within the Andalusian Government's actions of turning “its back on the victims and memory policies.” Only this disinterest, he insisted, “explains the appointment of this person, who has criticized for years everything related to historical memory and who clings to the position for the remuneration.”

Antonio Membrilla (left) and the president of the PP of Andalusia and the Junta, Juanma Moreno, in May 2023.
Antonio Membrilla (left) and the president of the PP of Andalusia and the Junta, Juanma Moreno, in May 2023.PP-A

The PSOE has additionally requested the resignation of Membrilla, who has already been formally appointed, though no occasion has but been held on this regard. Juan Espadas, basic secretary of the PSOE-A, has requested for his departure attributable to “his contempt for historical memory and culture.” Membrilla has not but needed to make statements to the media and his communications crew has referred this newspaper to that future appointment ceremony.

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