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More arrests as Spain keeps pressure on ETA

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More arrests as Spain keeps pressure on ETA


In a move seen as keeping the pressure on ETA, Spanish police have arrested six people suspected of involvement in street disturbances. They were detained in a series of overnight raids in the Basque city of San Sebastian. Anti-terrorist police sources were quoted by Spanish media as saying the arrests were intended to disrupt radical youth groups that support ETA.

They have been blamed for a recent upsurge in vandalism and attacks on public property. Tensions in Spain have mounted since the armed separatists of ETA ended a ceasefire in June. Earlier this month almost the entire leadership of the illegal Batasuna party, ETA’s political ally, were arrested, adding to those tensions.

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