Two people have been arrested after the military police corps known as Gendarmerie atacked the multitude protesting against the controversial visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy to the Itsasu and Baiona (Lapurdi, Basque Country).
The protest was called by the Basque Youth Movement, Euskal Herria Bai coalition, farmers and environmentalists opposed to the High Speed Rail. In Baiona, they were also seconded by supporters of the social-democratic candidate François Hollande, and Bizi!
The massive rejection to Sarko in Baiona was countered by police charges, resulting in two arrested. Pressed hard by the multitude, and in spite of a few supporters, Sarko had to hide in a tavern, the Bar Palais, where he could still pose for the cameras with some merchants.