• Short Summary

    As the Spanish Government prepares to face a general strike in the Basque region called for Monday (27 September), relatives of Basque nationalists who are still held in prison, have been conducting a sit-in protest in a church in Bilbao.

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    As the Spanish Government prepares to face a general strike in the Basque region called for Monday (27 September), relatives of Basque nationalists who are still held in prison, have been conducting a sit-in protest in a church in Bilbao.

    SYNOPSIS: Bilbao is generally regarded as the Basque regional capital, and the relatives' demonstration is in support of the main aims of the planned strike. If it takes place, Monday's general strike will be the second in three weeks in the region. Earlier this month two-hundred thousand workers struck in protest at the death of young basque nationalist during a demonstration which was broken up by police.

    The strike has been called to demand a political amnesty for members of the Basque nationalist guerrilla organisation, E.T.A. - the Basque Land and Freedom Party - who are still held in prison. It will also mark the anniversary of the death of five urban guerrillas who were executed last year.

    Several E.T.A. prisoners are currently staging a hunger strike in Burgos Prison in the north of the region. The mothers of two of the men on hunger strike have said their sons will continue to refuse food until either they are dead, or the prison conditions are improved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54AZ4XAA5TR5U3RW2VT1GBZEP
    Media URN:
    VLVA54AZ4XAA5TR5U3RW2VT1GBZEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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