• Short Summary

    Thousands of people took to the streets in Bayonne, South West France, on Tuesday (26 June) to protest at the killing of two exiled Spanish Basques.

  • Description

    Thousands of people took to the streets in Bayonne, South West France, on Tuesday (26 June) to protest at the killing of two exiled Spanish Basques.

    SYNOPSIS: The first killing came in the small town of Ciboure near Bayonne. The man -- a Spanish Basque refugee -- died when a bomb exploded outside his workshop. Damage to the surrounding buildings and vehicles was considerable.

    Following the killings, thousands of Basques and supporters of their separatist cause joined in a march through Bayonne to protest at the killings.

    This cafe was the scene of the second shooting. The dead man was identified as Enrique Gomez Alvarez. He was shot dead from a passing car early on Tuesday morning (26 June). The cafe is a well-known meeting-place for Basque nationalists. Alvarez left Spain in 1974 when he was sought by Spanish police for alleged membership of the ETA guerrilla organisation.

    The demonstrators marched to the scene of the morning's shooting, where they listened to speeches from Basques leaders and then sang patriotic songs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OQ0TLI62HVHTG1SZ23JTK75O
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OQ0TLI62HVHTG1SZ23JTK75O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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