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Spain: Basques celebrate Easter Sunday with pro-independence rally01:46

Spain: Basques celebrate Easter Sunday with pro-independence rally

Spain, Pamplona
April 1, 2018 at 15:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Basque nationalists took to the streets of Pamplona on Sunday, to celebrate the Basque holiday 'Fatherland Day' (Aberri Eguna) and mark the Catholic Easter Sunday.Supporters of Basque independence marched down the streets with banners, flags and traditional Basque music, while shouting slogans for the Basque independence.For Txutxi Ariznabarreta, spokesperson of the 'Independentistak' group, the Basques shouldn't "get on their knees" and beg the Spanish state for independence, but "open a sovereign process also in the Basque Country, build our democratic and social state and proclaim the Basque republic."'Fatherland Day' (Aberri Eguna) is a holiday that coincides with Catholic Easter Sunday and has its roots in the Basque nationalist movement.

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Hundreds of Basque nationalists took to the streets of Pamplona on Sunday, to celebrate the Basque holiday 'Fatherland Day' (Aberri Eguna) and mark the Catholic Easter Sunday.Supporters of Basque independence marched down the streets with banners, flags and traditional Basque music, while shouting slogans for the Basque independence.For Txutxi Ariznabarreta, spokesperson of the 'Independentistak' group, the Basques shouldn't "get on their knees" and beg the Spanish state for independence, but "open a sovereign process also in the Basque Country, build our democratic and social state and proclaim the Basque republic."'Fatherland Day' (Aberri Eguna) is a holiday that coincides with Catholic Easter Sunday and has its roots in the Basque nationalist movement.

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