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THOUSANDS OF SPANIARDS DECRY BASQUE VIOLENCE

Tens of thousands of people, including dozens injured by Basque separatists and relatives of those killed, packed the streets of this city Saturday to demand an end to violence after the bloodiest summer in recent years.

The victims of the Basque separatist group ETA marched side by side, leading a procession of politicians -- including several government ministers -- private citizens, intellectuals and artists such as Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodovar.

People of all ages carried banners with slogans such as "Enough Is Enough" and "Against Fascism and for Liberty: ETA Stop."

"When they put the bomb on my car, I didn't know anything about politics, now I go to all the protests," said Jose Ignacio Lago, 29, who lost his left leg and arm in a car bomb blast in San Sebastian in 1991.

Between chants against ETA and its supporters, the crowd sang along with antifascism songs popular during the final years of the 1939-1978 dictatorship of late Gen. Francisco Franco.

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