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Basque separatists protest in northern Spain

Basque separatists protest in northern Spain

Sympathizers of the Basque separatist cause are gathering in Bilbao to call for an amnesty that would allow ETA prisoners to serve out the remainder of their sentences in the Basque region, rather than in jails further afield.
A march due to start late afternoon Saturday in the northern Spanish city is expected to be the first trial of strength between separatists and the conservative governing Popular Party since the Nov. 20 general election.
Marchers unfurled banners saying "The solution, Basque prisoners to the Basque region," but Rodolfo Ares, the region's Interior Ministry representative, warned them to make reasonable demands.
"Prison sentences are there to be served," he told journalists.


Updated : 2020-12-02 05:14 GMT+08:00