Spain condemns ETA, bomb victims mourned

1st August 2009, Comments 0 comments

Thousands marched in Spain to condemn ETA.

Madrid - Thousands marched in Spain to condemn ETA as tearful families mourned two young policemen killed in a bombing blamed on the Basque separatist group which marked its 50th anniversary on Friday.

The prime minister and royal family at a memorial service honoured the officers slain in Thursday's attack on the island of Majorca, and the government put security forces on maximum alert for more possible attacks.

In the evening, thousands rallied in Palmanova, the Majorcan resort struck on Thursday, and in Burgos, northern Spain, where a massive car bomb outside a police barracks on Wednesday injured 64 people including several children.

"All together against terrorism" read one banner at the Majorca rally, which was attended by local officials and families of the two victims.

The violence had flared in the run-up to the anniversary of the movement, which has fought for 50 years for an independent Basque homeland in a campaign of violence that has now killed a total of 828 people.

AFP / Expatica

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