Spain is paying homage to two civil guards killed yesterday in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. Members of the Royal family arrived at the Cathedral in Palma, the Island’s capital, for a state funeral for the 27 and 28 year old officers who were killed.
Patxi Lopez, the head of the regional government in the Basque country and national opposition leader Mariano Rajoy were also there to pay their respects.
Prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero attended an earlier ceremony honouring the two officers with Spain’s most prestigious medal. Zapatero has condemned the attack saying it bore all the hallmarks of the Basque terrorist group ETA.
Across Spain people stopped for a minutes silence to pay their respects. In Majorca, they chanted ‘murderers’ a direct reference to the bombers who carried out the attack.