Spain: Pro-independence Basque leader greeted by thousands

San Sebastian – Thousands of Basque separatist sympathizers held a rally in northern Spain on Saturday celebrating the release from prison of a prominent regional leader four days after he completed a more than six-year sentence for trying to resurrect the banned political wing of armed group ETA. Arnaldo Otegi, who was considered the political leader of the pro-Basque independence movement before his 2009 imprisonment, was greeted by more than 8,000 supporters inside the Anoeta cycling arena in the city of San Sebastian. “They won’t stop us until we’ve obtained our independence,” he told his cheering supporters. A large screen placed outside the building conveyed images of the event to hundreds of supporters who hadn’t been able to fit inside.

via ynetnews.com

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