• Short Summary

    An extreme left-wing group has claimed responsibility for the second concerted wage of bomb attacks in Spain within two weeks.

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    An extreme left-wing group has claimed responsibility for the second concerted wage of bomb attacks in Spain within two weeks.

    SYNOPSIS: Bombers struck at public monuments and Government buildings in five cities early on Saturday (31 July) killing two people and leaving a trail of wreckage behind them. One of the monuments bombed was the memorial in Madrid to the dead in the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War.

    Police using tear gas and truncheons moved in to break up a Madrid demonstration in protest at the wounding by police of a young worker during a demonstration on Thursday, (29 July).

    Protest strikes by thousands of workers in Madrid's Southern industrial belt shut down three plants. It was during one if these strikes that the young worker was shot.

    At the Carabanchel Prison in Madrid, more than 150 prisoners took to the roofs protesting that they wanted to be included in King Juan Carlos' amnesty for political prisoners.

    More than 100 political detainees in a separate wing did not attempt to join the demonstrators. The Amnesty is expected to disappoint those who thought it would be a wide ranging pardon for political offenses. The Official announcement did not say how many political prisoners would be released.

    However the Justice Minister said about two hundred would be affected. Reuter says Spain holds an estimated 630 political prisoners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BDVG5Q94T7JCGYV3NBZAFCFG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BDVG5Q94T7JCGYV3NBZAFCFG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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