Salvador Seguí

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Salvador Seguí at center, with Salvador Quemades (left) and Ángel Pestaña (right)

Salvador Seguí (1886 in Tornabous, Lleida Province – 1923 in Barcelona), known as El noi del sucre ("the sugar boy") for his habit of eating the sugar cubes served him with his coffee, was a Catalan anarcho-syndicalist in the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Spanish confederation of anarcho-syndicalist labor unions active in Catalonia. Together with Ángel Pestaña, Seguí opposed the paramilitary actions advocated and carried out by other members of the CNT.[1] On March 10, 1923, while completing preparations to promote the idea of emancipation as a form of social empowerment among workers, he was assassinated by gunshot on Carrer de la Cadena, in Barcelona's Raval District, at the hands of gunmen working for the Catalan employers' organisation under protection of Catalonia's Civil Governor, Martínez Anido.[2][3] At this same shooting, another anarcho-syndicalist, Francesc Comes, known as Perones, was wounded and was to die several days later.

He has received many tributes since his death, and a foundation has been launched in his memory, the Fundación Salvador Seguí, based in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.

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  1. ^ Raymond Carr, Summary (2002). Modern Spain, 1875-1980. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280129-5. 
  2. ^ Daniel Guérin, (2006). No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism. AK PressPolitics. ISBN 1-904859-25-9. 
  3. ^ Various authors, (1999). Història de la cultura catalana. Edicions 62 (in Catalan). 

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