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Thousands Rally in Bilbao for Basque Autonomy

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: Reuters Europe-Oct22-Spain-Basque Rally Tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital of Spain’s Basque region to demand greater autonomy and the transfer of Basque prisoners to jails in the home region. Protesters, including Basque political leaders, marched peacefully in the streets of Bilbao Saturday with banners saying “the Basques want solutions.” Some of […]

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Basque Separatist Support Group Disbands

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Basque-language newspaper in Spain said Saturday a banned civic support group for the separatist group ETA has disbanded. The Gara newspaper, an ETA mouthpiece, said the group formed in November of 1999 to act as an organizer for ETA, stirring up street protests and spreading the militants’ message. Spain banned the organization in 2001, […]

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