• Short Summary

    On Sunday (19 December) 16 Basque nationalists began a hunger strike in Bilbao. The protesters?

  • Description

    On Sunday (19 December) 16 Basque nationalists began a hunger strike in Bilbao. The protesters were calling for amnesty for prisoners and political exiles.
    The demonstrators not only called for the amnesty of Basque political prisoners but all political prisoners in Spain. They staged the protest in a small church in Bilbao. A spokesman for the group said the strike demonstrated once again the will of the Basque people, not forgetting their abstention in the recent Spanish constitutional referendum. He pointed out that in spite of the Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations, the Basques were still being suppressed.
    Inside the church, the demonstrators sang protest songs. They said they could not celebrate festivals -- like Christmas -- as a nationality as long as their "rights were not recognised", and families were separated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7W58LP9Q6HU3C7FEO4RNQORXN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7W58LP9Q6HU3C7FEO4RNQORXN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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