Spain's Basques form human chain calling for independence vote

Spain's Basques form human chain calling for independence vote
 

Tens of thousands of people in the autonomous Basque country of northern Spain have formed a human chain to push for greater autonomy.
The organisers say it reached 202km (125 miles) and linked the cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao with Vitoria, the seat of the Basque parliament.
The region has a higher degree of self-government than Catalonia - which has been seeking independence from Madrid.
Support for outright Basque independence has fallen over the years.
Many, though, believe the population should be given the right to vote over their future ties to Madrid.
Last month, the separatist... read more

 
10 June 2018 in World News, Views: 75
Source: BBC
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