Demonstrators gathered outside a Madrid church on Friday (20 December), and booed and jeered the Spanish Prime Minister, Senor Carlos Arias Navarro, when he arrived to attend a first anniversary memorial service for his predecessor Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco.
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Background: Demonstrators gathered outside a Madrid church on Friday (20 December), and booed and jeered the Spanish Prime Minister, Senor Carlos Arias Navarro, when he arrived to attend a first anniversary memorial service for his predecessor Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco. Admiral Carrero Blanco was assassinated last year when a bomb blew up his car.
Before gathering outside the church, the demonstrators - mainly righting war veterans - ha demonstrated outside the French Embassy. They were protesting against France's refusal to extradite ten alleged members of the Spanish Basque Nationalist guerrilla organisation, ETA, who are accused of assassinating Admiral Carrero Blanco.
When Senor Arias arrived for the memorial service, the demonstrators shouted "traitor" and other slogans. Senor Arias angered the extreme right-wing in Spain shortly after he replaced the admiral, by promising mild political reforms.
Although they booed Senor Arias, they cheered when Prince Jan Carlos, who has been designated to rule Spain as King, when General Franno dies or retires. He arrived at the church accompanied by his wife.
A year after the assassination, fifteen people have been indicted in connection with Admiral Carrero Blanco's death, but only two area in jail awaiting trial. The two include the wife of the Spanish playwright, Alfonso Sastre.