• Short Summary

    Large demonstrations in support of General Franco's decision to execute five urban guerrillas , were held in several spanish cities, including Seville on Saturday ( 4 October) and all the preceding week.

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    Large demonstrations in support of General Franco's decision to execute five urban guerrillas , were held in several spanish cities, including Seville on Saturday ( 4 October) and all the preceding week.

    The Spanish news agency, Cifra, said that in Malaga many foreign residents of the Costa Del Sol Holiday resort took part in a pro-government demonstration involving more than one hundred thousand people.

    Other demonstrations were held in Huesco and the Canary Islands.

    The spanish news agency also alleged that prisoners in three Spanish Jails sent telegrams of support to General Franco and the Spanish Prime Minister, Carlos Arias Navarro.

    In Bilbao, it was reported by a Basque spokesman that one of four men brought into police headquarters for questioning about possible connections with the Basque Nationalist guerrilla groups throw himself out of a window.

    The spokesman said the man, Angel Gogeascoechea, aged 40, was taken to hospital where his condition is reported to be " satisfactory"
    Many of the demonstrations were also against foreign criticism the executions.

    In the northwestern port of La Coruna the door of the Danish consulate was set alight but was quickly extinguished.

    The Spanish bull fighters union has banned Mexican bullfighters from fighting in spain because of what they claim "unwarranted critism" by the Mexican government against the execution.

    SYNOPSIS: Large demonstrations have been held all over Spain to show support for General franco's decision to execute five alleged guerrillas.

    In Seville on Saturday demonstrators showed their enthusiasm for Spain's eighty-two year old Head of State. Many of the demonstrators carried banners protesting against foreign criticism of the Spanish Government.

    The Mayor of Seville spoke to the massed demonstrators and told them that the government must continue to use all the means at its disposal to enforce the law. He said it must deter terrorist from thinking they could carry out crimes against the people of Spain with immunity.

    In other parts of Spain more demonstrations in favour of General Franco were reported. The Spanish news agency, Cifra, said that more than one-hundred thousand people, many of them foreigners, took part in a massive show of pro-government support in the coastal resort city of Malaga. Other demonstrations took place in Huesco and the Canary Islands. It was also reported that prisoners in three Spanish Jails sent telegrams supporting the execution to General Franco and the Spanish Prime Minister, Carlos Arias Navarro. The Spanish bullfighters union has banned Mexican bullfighters from fighting in spain because of what it claims to be "unwarranted criticism" by the Mexican Government against the executions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48H3J35JVP42AF2QXCYOY3AA5
    Media URN:
    VLVA48H3J35JVP42AF2QXCYOY3AA5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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