• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IN THE BASQUE DISTRICT OF SPAIN CONTINUES TO INCREASE, THERE'S LITTLE OUTWARD EVIDENCE OF THE PARTIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY EXISTING IN THE AREA.

  • Description

    ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IN THE BASQUE DISTRICT OF SPAIN CONTINUES TO INCREASE, THERE'S LITTLE OUTWARD EVIDENCE OF THE PARTIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY EXISTING IN THE AREA.

    SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF THE PROVINCIAL POLICE CHIEF EARLIER THIS MONTH, ARRESTS ARE SAID TO HAVE REACHED 250, INCLUDING ABOUT TWENTY PRIESTS AND A NUMBER OF YOUNG LAWYERS.

    USING EMERGENCY POWERS, POLICE ARE SEARCHING HUNDREDS OF HOMES WITHOUT WARRANTS, MAKING ARRESTS AND HOLDING SUSPECTS INDEFINITELY.

    FOR SEVERAL YEARS, THE BASQUE NATIONALIST ORGANISATION KNOWN AS E.T.A. HAS BEEN RUNNING A TERRORIST CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT BRINGING INDEPENDENCE TO THE SMALL NORTHERN PROVINCE OF SPAIN.

    HOWEVER, THE BASQUE'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE GOES BACK ALMOST TWO THOUSAND YEARS, AS MANY CONSIDER THE SPANISH PEOPLE FROM MADRID AS "FOREIGNERS".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VIH215UIO8KH7QROEZS13C7G
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VIH215UIO8KH7QROEZS13C7G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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