March 19, 2001
Hundreds of people gathered outside a town hall in Roses to protest the latest apparent Basque separatist violence, as Spain's main political parties condemned two car bomb attacks blamed on the group ETA. Police officer Santos Santamaria Avedano, 32, was killed Saturday night when a car bomb went off as he was evacuating guests from a hotel in Roses, 60 miles northeast of Barcelona, authorities said.
February 5, 2001 |
Thousands of people, many of them immigrants from Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, marched Sunday to protest a tough new law that threatens illegal immigrants with immediate expulsion. Organizers said about 40,000 protesters marched to the offices of the Interior Ministry to push for work and residency papers. Police put the crowd count at 10,000. The protest comes after a two-week hunger strike staged by about 700 immigrants.
November 24, 2000 |
Nearly a million people took to the streets here Thursday to protest the slaying of a loved and respected former government minister--the 21st killing blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA this year. Behind a banner proclaiming, "Catalonia for peace. ETA no," Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, opposition Socialist leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and dozens of other politicians from across the country marched to protest the shooting of 63-year-old Ernest Lluch on Tuesday.
October 23, 2000 |
Thousands of people rallied in the Basque capital of Vitoria to protest the killing there of a Spanish prison officer, the 16th slaying blamed on the armed separatist group ETA this year. The bomb, attached to the victim's car, exploded at 7:45 a.m., killing Maximo Casado Carrera, 44, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said.
February 27, 2000 |
Tens of thousands of Spaniards marched Saturday through the streets of three major cities, some protesting recent killings blamed on Basque separatists and others demonstrating support for the independence the separatists advocate. A car bomb Tuesday killed Fernando Buesa, a Socialist politician and outspoken critic of the separatist group ETA, and his police bodyguard. Thousands of Spaniards protested Wednesday, including an estimated 60,000 in Vitoria, capital of the northern Basque region.
January 24, 2000 |
In an emotional call for peace, hundreds of thousands of people marched through downtown Madrid on Sunday to protest a car-bomb attack seen as a resurgence of Basque separatists' three-decade-long campaign of violence. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and former premiers Felipe Gonzalez, Adolfo Suarez and Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo led the demonstration, carrying a giant banner that read: "For Peace and Liberty. Terrorism No!" Police estimated the crowd at 1.