An extreme left-wing group has claimed responsibility for the second concerted wage of bomb attacks in Spain within two weeks.
LV workmen at site of bombed monument at Montana Barracks
GV,SV remains of statue being lifted on to lorry (3 shots)
GV riot police firing tear gas bomb to disperse demonstrators
SV demonstrators running away
GV tear gas lingering in air
LV riot police on street corner
GV exterior of Carabanchel prison
SV guards patrolling on roof and along perimeter in lorries (3 shots)
GV prison windows and perimeter wall
Reuters adds that the Opposition in Spain had made an amnesty one of its main conditions for cooperating with the Government in its announced intention to turn Spain into a democracy. Police have launched a nationwide search for those responsible for the bomb blasts. A man telephoned the independent newspaper, EL PAIS, claiming the blasts were the work of a movement calling itself "The Anti-Fascist Resistance Groups". He said the two people killed in the blasts had belonged to the movement.
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Background: 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.