• Short Summary

    USING EMERGENCY POWERS POLICE IN THE NORTHERN SPANISH PROVINCE OF GUIPUZCOA HAVE BEEN SEARCHING HUNDREDS OF HOMES WITHOUT WARRANTS IN THEIR DRIVE TO ROUND-UP BASQUE NATIONALIST GUERILLAS.

  • Description

    USING EMERGENCY POWERS POLICE IN THE NORTHERN SPANISH PROVINCE OF GUIPUZCOA HAVE BEEN SEARCHING HUNDREDS OF HOMES WITHOUT WARRANTS IN THEIR DRIVE TO ROUND-UP BASQUE NATIONALIST GUERILLAS. HOWEVER, THE SITUATION IS REPORTED TO BE OUTWARDLY CALM AND THE BASQUES -- WHO MAKE UP THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION -- HAVE BEEN LEADING THEIR USUAL LIVES AND CONTINUING TO ENJOY TRADITIONAL FIESTA PASTIMES, IN SPITE OF THE PARTIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE PROVINCE.

    THE CHURCH AUTHORITIES HAVE BANNED SERMONS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE, APPARENTLY FEARING OUTSPOKEN ANTI-GOVERNMENT COMMENTS BY BASQUE PRIESTS. THE POLICE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE MADE 250 ARRESTS SO FAR. THEY ARE HUNTING A BASQUE NATIONALIST ORGANISATION CALLED "ETA", WHICH HAS CAMPAIGNED FOR SEVERAL YEARS FOR AN INDEPENDENT BASQUE STATE IN NORTH SPAIN.

    THE BASQUE PEOPLE -- WHO SPEAK A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN -- ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR HONESTY, ENERGY AND FIDELITY, FOR THEIR AGILITY IN DANCING -- AND BELIEF IN WITCHCRAFT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAE10ETA409VT6SYL1S9ARW2IO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE10ETA409VT6SYL1S9ARW2IO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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