Not among some Spaniards, according to Aporrea:
Approximately 300 students gathered in the Plaza Civica de la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), where a young man organized a burning of photos of the King, amid the applause and cheers of those attending.
Amid cries of “I’m burning the Spanish crown, too!” and “We Catalans don’t have a king!”, the youth set fire to a large portrait of the monarch. Two other young people, in white coveralls and with masked faces, displayed on the university building’s roof a large placard reading “The UAB is burning the Spanish crown”. They strung up an effigy dressed in a crown and a Spanish flag, with the face of the King.
Here are the photos, as seen on Aporrea:
According to Aporrea, the protesters contend that “the monarchy is illegitimate because a dictator restored it.” They certainly have a point there. Franco overthrew a legitimately elected government, and when Juan Carlos was sworn in as king, he swore his loyalty to Franco. There is something deeply smelly about that.