Parties and public protest against ETA
Around 5,000 people gathered in the Puerta de Alcalá square in central Madrid on Tuesday evening in protest at ETA.
5 December 2007
MADRID - Around 5,000 people gathered in the Puerta de Alcalá square in central Madrid on Tuesday evening in protest at ETA, three days after the Basque terrorist group killed a Spanish Civil Guard officer and injured another in France.
The protest, though relatively small, was the first against terrorism since the Madrid train bombings in March 2004 in which all political parties in Congress were represented.
Meanwhile, earlier yesterday Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero visited the survivor of Saturday's attack in hospital in Bayonne, France. Zapatero expressed the "support of the Spanish people" to the family of Fernando Trapero, the 23-year-old Civil Guard officer left in a coma by the shooting. His 24-year-old partner, Raúl Centeno, died instantly and was buried with military honours in Spain on Sunday.
[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. 2007]
Subject: Spanish news