A banned demonstration by Basque nationalists in San Sebastian, in support of ETA prisoners, has been violently broken up by police. The trouble came after ETA vowed to continue attacks in Spain “on all fronts”.
In a statement published in a Basque newspaper ETA said the government’s “mask was off”, revealing it had never intended to alllow an independant Basque state, a statement not rebutted by the ruling socialist’s party secretary.
“They have broken the ceasefire because the government has said no to their political claims,” said Jose Blanco. “And I want to say to the ETA terrorists that we say no, and we will continue to say no, to those claims. Let them lose hope.”
Since the end of the ceasefire in June, ETA has been behind a number of bombings including a massive explosion at a police barracks in Durango two weeks ago.
“We will continue hitting the Spanish State until we achieve true democracy” ETA promised in its statement.