• Short Summary

    In Spain, riot police were called in twice within hours to break up separate demonstrations in San Sebastian, the Basque provincial capital.

  • Description

    In Spain, riot police were called in twice within hours to break up separate demonstrations in San Sebastian, the Basque provincial capital. In the first incident, an estimated 2,000 demonstrators gathered in the streets on Saturday night (November 19) to call for the release of the last Basque political prisoner still in detention.

    SYNOPSIS: The second demonstration began the following day, when hundreds of young people protested against Spain's obligatory one-year military service. Youths pushed parked cars across roads to form makeshift barricades, although some enterprising drivers still found ways of avoiding delays at these obstructions.

    Police used teargas and massed charges to deal with both demonstrations. But while no injuries or arrests were reported after the break-up of this second incident, there were at least two demonstrators injured in the previous night's clashes.

    These injuries were apparently caused during the confusion when police used rubber bullets and clubs to break up a march to the jail, where the last Basque political prisoner is held. He is Francisco Aldanondo Badiola, who is accused of being a member of the Basque Guerrilla Group, ETA.

    Other ETA members have been released under a Royal Amnesty for political prisoners, granted last September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA10MSQ61EQ0H6N73D1D2EP2R9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA10MSQ61EQ0H6N73D1D2EP2R9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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