ETA promises more violence

27th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

27 September 2004, MADRID - The Basque separatist group ETA has vowed to continue its armed struggle until its campaign for an independent homeland is won, the group warned in a video whose transcript was published Monday by the Basque newspaper Gara.

27 September 2004

MADRID - The Basque separatist group ETA has vowed to continue its armed struggle until its campaign for an independent homeland is won, the group warned in a video whose transcript was published Monday by the Basque newspaper Gara.

In the video, ETA also criticised the French government for doing nothing to help the country's Basque people except "offer them a slow death".

It called for Basques in France and Spain to join together in their struggle for an independent homeland straddling northern Spain and south-western France.

"The conflict will end when the rights of our people are recognized and respected," the group said in the video.

Gara said the video, which features three members of ETA in a wooded area, was filmed on Sunday, a day dedicated to Basque soldiers.

ETA has killed more than 800 people in its 36-year campaign for an independent Basque homeland.

It has been weakened in recent years by a series of raids in France and Spain as well as a law banning its political wing Batasuna.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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