Many thousands demonstrated today in Bilbao demanding:
TRIALS NO PUNISHMENTS
DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION NOW
The demo was called by a number of political parties (Basque Nationalist Left, Aralar, EA, Alternatiba), labor unions (LAB, STEE-EILAS, HIRU, EHNE) and other associations (Lokarri, Esait, EHBE, EHE, Behatokia, Gazte Abertzaleak, IA, TAT, Bai Euskal Herriari)
In the opening group, there were also members of non-calling unions: Txiki Muñoz (ELA) and Jesús Uzkudun (CC.OO.)
People cheered in favor of independence, human and political rights, repatriation of prisoners and a democratic solution. They also showed their solidarity with the demolished and violently repressed Kukutza social center.
The demo finished before the Town Hall, where Maite Ugarteburu read a letter from imprisoned political leader Arnaldo Otegi[es/eu], which acknowledges that there are still important power actors in Spain that want at any cost to impede that peace ever comes for the Basque Country.