Friday, March 11, 2011

France arrest ETA Chief

France arrested Alejandro Zobaran Arriola and three otehr members of the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), a movement that fights for the self determination of the Basque people. The organiation, founded in 1968, is blamed to having killed close to a thousand people. It is classified as a terrorist groups throughout the European Union and the United States.

ETA is already seriously weakening, having declared a ceasefire early this year. The ceasefire was rejected by Spanish Prime minister, Zapatero who called on the entire movement to disband.

I find this to be an excellent case of ethnic nationalism, and wonder whether the Basque have no other means of fighting for their rights other than taking up on an armed struggle.


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