Spain: The New Basques

Singing a long-forbidden song, a knot of youths surged into Pamplona's Plaza Mayor one day last week and, with a lusty cheer, sent two homemade rockets sizzling into the sky. While police unsuccessfully pursued them, their rockets exploded into a shower of paper flags, each bearing the red field and two green crosses of Euzkadi, the homeland of the Basques. Spain's Basque Separatists are once more up to their old habits of derring-do. In recent weeks they have also planted their outlawed flag on a mountaintop in upper Navarra, ingeniously substituted it for the Spanish flag at a...

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