• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION The atmosphere of tension which has gripped the Basque region of Spain for some weeks continued this week with a series of silent protests staged by Basque students.

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    INTRODUCTION The atmosphere of tension which has gripped the Basque region of Spain for some weeks continued this week with a series of silent protests staged by Basque students. Their sit-down protests were in response to the death of a student, injured in clashes with police last weekend.

    SYNOPSIS: In San Sebastian, several hundred students took part in a silent demonstration which was aimed at paralysing traffic in the town. They brought buses and cars to a halt on Tuesday (March 15) to draw attention to the death of their fellow student.

    Heavy police reinforcements were drafted into San Sebastian on the day of the protest, but they made no attempt to move in against the students until later in the day.

    The students seemed intent on avoiding any further bloodshed and gave way when the police finally moved in to bring the demonstration to an end, and there were no serious casualties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIXUUFPFKEH40AXJ5EQCWIIE2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIXUUFPFKEH40AXJ5EQCWIIE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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