Thousands take to the streets in the Spainish capital Madrid in a huge demonstration against the governments perceived leniency to Basque seperatist group ETA. The protests concern convicted ETA killer Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos.
However the main brunt of the crowds anger is directed at Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. De Juana Chaos, near death on a hunger strike, has been moved from Madrid to the Basque region. Its a first step towards his serving out the rest of the sentence under house arrest.
The prisoner condemmed to serve 3,129 years for the killings of 25 people in a string of ETA attacks has completed 18.
The protest has been called by the conservative Popular Party furious with the Socialist government’s dealings with ETA since coming to power.