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"Dialogue, respect and peace"
Thousands rally in Bilbao Milakabilaka rally
Prominent members of several fields of the Basque society and political parties attended a silent rally for peace called by an association in favour of peace and dialogue in the Basque Country.
Thousands of people attended a silent rally in the Basque city of Bilbao calling for dialogue, respect and peace in the Basque Country. People attending the rally included several prominent members of several fields of the Basque society such as writers Joan Mari Irigoien and Hasier Etxeberria, former Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Jose Angel Iribar, representatives from the nationalist political parties EHAK, Batasuna, EA and Aralar and members of the trade unions ELA and LAB.
The protestors assembled at the well-known Guggenheim museum and marched until the area known as Paseo de Uribitarte. Some boats followed the protestors along the river including one of them led by the Basque skipper Jose Luis Korta.
The rally was called by Milakabilaka, an association in favour of peace and dialogue in the Basque Country. A bus will visit all the Basque cities and towns taking photographs of all the people who want to join Milakabilaka.
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