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2 Million March to Protest Killing

World IN BRIEF : SPAIN

July 15, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

More than 2 million Spaniards marched in Madrid and Barcelona to protest the killing of a young politician by Basque separatists, hours after his hometown paid an emotional tribute at his burial. The demonstration was believed to be the largest since Spaniards marched in protest of a military coup attempt in 1981. Many waved photographs of Miguel Angel Blanco, a 29-year-old city councilman from the northern town of Ermua kidnapped by the Basque separatist group ETA on Thursday and shot and fatally wounded two days later.

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