Photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument ‘Blockade-Runners to Spain’ in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

By Allan Christiansen

From hotel Alexander Thomson to the party’s offices at Waterloo Street, then to the monument ‘La Pasionaria’ by the river Clyde and on to the unveiling of the monument ‘Blockade-Runners to Spain’. Back to Admiral Bar at Waterloo Street for a hot and cold buffet with bottled beers and coffee in mug – bottles and mugs decorated with motifs of the issue at stake. Everything within the framework of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) – together with sympathetic and enthusiastic people. WHAT A GLORIOUS AND EVENTFUL DAY.

 Iain, Stuart and Allan in the party offices in Glasgow – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Iain, Stuart and Allan in the party offices in Glasgow

Iain, Allan and Stuart at the monument ‘La Pasionaria' by the river Clyde – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Iain, Allan and Stuart at the monument ‘La Pasionaria’ by the river Clyde

Speeches before the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Speeches before the unveiling of the monument ‘Blockade-Runners to Spain’

Sculptor Frank Casey giving a speech – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Sculptor Frank Casey giving a speech

The unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain" – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

The unveiling of the monument

Flowers laid to the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Flowers laid to the monument

Allan lays flowers at the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Allan lays flowers at the monument

The monument 'Blockade-Runners for Spain' after the unveiling – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

The monument after the unveiling

The monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' with flowers – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

The monument with flowers

Sculptor Frank Casey stands in front of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' his fist raised in solidarity – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Sculptor Frank Casey stands in front of the monument his fist raised in solidarity

Allan Christiansen at the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Allan Christiansen at the monument

Allan and Iain at the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' their fists raised in solidarity – del af fotoreportage af afsløringen af monumentet 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' i Glasgow, 2. marts 2019

Allan and Iain at the monument their fists raised in solidarity

The monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain'. Sculptor Frank Casey with his back to the camera – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

The monument. Sculptor Frank Casey with his back to the camera

Mug and beer bottle with motifs of respectively the top bronze sculpture of the monument by sculptor Frank Casey (on a background of the Spanish republican flag) and an illustration of blockade runners with the slogan from the Spanish Civil War "¡No pasarán!" ("They shall not pass") – part of a photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument 'Blockade-Runners to Spain' in Glasgow, 2. March 2019

Mug and beer bottle with motifs of respectively the top bronze sculpture of the monument by sculptor Frank Casey (on a background of the Spanish republican flag) and an illustration of blockade runners with the slogan from the Spanish Civil War “¡No pasarán!” (“They shall not pass”)


Translated from Danish by Maria Busch