Thousands of people took to the streets in Bayonne, South West France, on Tuesday (26 June) to protest at the killing of two exiled Spanish Basques.
LV & CU Houses and vehicles damaged by bomb blast. (3 SHOTS)
CU & LV Basque flag with black tape pinned to it carried at the head of demonstrators procession. (2 SHOTS)
LV Doorway of cafe where Basque supporter killed with Basque flag on door and wreaths beside it.
LV & SV Mass of demonstrators walking past Basque museum. (4 SHOTS)
SV Demonstrators assembled around cafe where killing took place. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Thousands of people took to the streets in Bayonne, South West France, on Tuesday (26 June) to protest at the killing of two exiled Spanish Basques.
SYNOPSIS: The first killing came in the small town of Ciboure near Bayonne. The man -- a Spanish Basque refugee -- died when a bomb exploded outside his workshop. Damage to the surrounding buildings and vehicles was considerable.
Following the killings, thousands of Basques and supporters of their separatist cause joined in a march through Bayonne to protest at the killings.
This cafe was the scene of the second shooting. The dead man was identified as Enrique Gomez Alvarez. He was shot dead from a passing car early on Tuesday morning (26 June). The cafe is a well-known meeting-place for Basque nationalists. Alvarez left Spain in 1974 when he was sought by Spanish police for alleged membership of the ETA guerrilla organisation.
The demonstrators marched to the scene of the morning's shooting, where they listened to speeches from Basques leaders and then sang patriotic songs.