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Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Spanish Congress of Deputies on February 23, 1981 (23-F), attempting a coup. Below to the right is the defence minister Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Spanish Congress of Deputies on February 23, 1981 (23-F), attempting a coup. Below to the right is the defence minister Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado

Antonio Tejero Molina (born 1932, Málaga) was a Spanish Lieutenant-Colonel, and the most visible figure of an attempted coup d'état - also known as the 'Tejerazo' - against the Spanish democracy in 1981. Image File history File links Colonel from the Guardia Civil Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Congress of Deputies February 23, 1981, attempting a coup. ... Image File history File links Colonel from the Guardia Civil Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Congress of Deputies February 23, 1981, attempting a coup. ... The Spanish Congress of Deputies (Spanish: Congreso de los Diputados) is the lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spains legislative branch. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Congress of Deputies February 23, 1981, attempting a coup. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Location within Spain Malaga redirects here. ... A coup détat (pronounced ), or simply coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means by a part of the state establishment — mostly replacing just the high-level figures. ... The Spanish transition to democracy or new Bourbon restoration was the era when Spain moved from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco to a liberal democratic state. ...


He entered the Guardia Civil in 1951 and was the leader of the Comandancia in Guipuscoa, but had to ask to be transferred to another region when his public declarations against the Ikurriña was known. His life is filled with pro-coup episodes, and he played an important role of the coups during the transición (Spanish transition to democracy) in San Sebastian, Málaga and Madrid. Patrol boat, Nervion river, Bilbao. ... Guipúzcoa province Guipúzcoa (Basque Gipuzkoa, Spanish Guipúzcoa, in English sometimes as Guipuscoa) is a province of northern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country. ... The Ikurriña, flag designed by the founders of the Basque Nationalist Party EAJ-PNV Luis and Sabino Arana, is regarded as the national symbol of Euskal Herria, or the Basque Country. ... The Spanish transition to democracy or new Bourbon restoration was the era when Spain moved from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco to a liberal democratic state. ... Geography > Europe > Spain > Basque Country > Guipúzcoa San Sebastián with sailboats Statue of Jesus on Urgull Mountain San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is the capital city of the province of Guipúzcoa, in the Spanish autonomous community of Basque Country. ... Location within Spain Malaga redirects here. ... Location Location of Madrid in Europe Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Villa de...


Tejero, being the last one left of the coup leaders in jail, was set free after 15 years from the military prison in Alcalá de Henares on December 2, 1996. As of 2006, he lives in between Madrid and Alhaurín de la Torre close to Málaga. He occasionally sends letters to the Melilla Hoy newspaper criticising current politics. [citation needed] Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alhaurín de la Torre (pop (2005) 28,509) is a town in Málaga province in Andalucia in Southern Spain. ... Location within Spain Malaga redirects here. ...


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Antonio Tejero with a gun in his hand, breaking into the Congress of Deputies February 23, 1981, attempting a coup.
On February 23, 1981, at 6.21pm, Antonio Tejero together with a group of 200 Guardia Civil armed officers stormed into the Spanish Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Cortes.
Tejero, being the last one left of the coup leaders in jail, was set free after 15 years from the military prison in Alcalá de Henares on December 2, 1996.
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