Monday, 14 November 2011

Anti-bases demo a damp squib

GIBRALTAR / LA LÍNEA The Plataforma Andaluza contra las Bases (Anti-Bases Platform of Andalucía) held a peaceful demonstration yesterday at the frontier, approximately coinciding with the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial on the Rock. They were protesting, for the first time ever, against the presence of a naval base and against nuclear submarines crossing the Bay of Algeciras as a result. Only about 40 people turned up for the event, a protest that had previously been held at the bases in Morón and Rota. The demonstartors included members of the Communist Party, Izquierda Unida, various unions and environmental pressure groups, among others.

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