• Short Summary

    Hundreds of villagers from Berriz in the Spanish Basque country marched through the town's streets on Tuesday (3 February calling for the release of one of the villagers who was kidnapped three weeks ago.

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    Hundreds of villagers from Berriz in the Spanish Basque country marched through the town's streets on Tuesday (3 February calling for the release of one of the villagers who was kidnapped three weeks ago.

    Jose Luis Arrasarte, the 26-year-old son of a wealthy industrialist, was taken three weeks ago, and his captors have demanding a ransom of 20 million pesetas (150,000 pounds sterling). So far his father has paid eight million pesetas (60,000 pounds sterling).

    The kidnapping has been blamed on E.T.A., a Basque separatist commando group. But E.T.A. has denied responsibility and it is thought the kidnapping may have been done by a breakaway group.

    The villagers marched on Tuesday to the Arrasarte household carrying banners and asking the E.T.A. to release Jose Luis. His parents thanked the villagers for their support.

    SYNOPSIS: Hundreds of villagers from Berriz in the Spanish Basque country, marched through the town's streets on Tuesday. They were demanding the release of Jose Luis Arrasarte who was kidnapped there three weeks ago, presumably by a Basque separatist commando group.

    The demonstrators gathered at the young man's house. Twenty-six-year-old Jose Luis is the son of a wealthy industrialist who has already paid eight million pesetas for his release. The kidnappers are demanding more than twice this.

    The young man's mother made an emotional plea for her son's release and thanked the villagers for their support.

    So far, the Basque separatists have denied responsibility and it is thought the kidnapping may have been done by a breakaway group.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKM26ZVFCDIUM5T350QZBLNPE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKM26ZVFCDIUM5T350QZBLNPE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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