Thousands of Basque citizens of the Spanish town of Leibar marched through the streets last night (Wednesday) mourning 21-year-old Robert Perez Jaurequi.
Thousands of Basque citizens of the Spanish town of Leibar marched through the streets last night (Wednesday) mourning 21-year-old Robert Perez Jaurequi. He was shot and fatally wounded by Civil Guards during a protest demonstration against the trail of 16 Basque Nationalists in nearby Burgos.
Meanwhile, across the French border at St. Jean de Luz, West Germany's Consul-General Christian Sell moved his headquarters to the French town to await developments in the Basque kidnapping of Consul Eugen Beihl. Two Basque leaders, Abbe Larzabal and M. Telesforo de Monzon, also have their headquarters at ST. jean.
Police reinforcements were moved to Eibar--20 miles (32 kms) from Burgos--for Wednesday's funeral. Among those questioned was the Visnews cameraman--but the first managed to shoot scenes of the funeral.
It St. Jean de Luz, Herr Sell refused to say if he had met M. De Monzon, self-proclaimed intermediary with the Basque kidnappers of Herr Beihl. But Herr Sell did say that he had moved to St. Jean to keep open every possible contact with the kidnappers.
The town, a few miles from the Spanish border, is the centre of the Anai Artea association founded to aid Basque refugees. M. De Monzon is its President and Abbe Larzabal its secretary.