Tens of thousands of people in the autonomous Basque region formed a human chain yesterday in a call for greater autonomy.
The organisers say it reached 202km (125 miles) and linked the cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao with Vitoria, the seat of the Basque parliament.
The region has a higher degree of self-government than Catalonia – with its own police force, education system, language and a special financial relationship with Madrid.
However, support for outright Basque independence has fallen over the years, currently around 15-17% according to polls
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