Nationalism – the Spanish way

ANV, the extreme nationalist group, was recently banned by the high court in Spain for being the latest in a succession of ETA front organisations. In Navarra they promote the joining with the Basque Country, forcibly exporting the “Castillians” – and in a small town called Villava their councillors hung the Basque flag (representing the race, the feudal laws, and the Catholic faith) from their desks during meetings. The centre-right UPN responded by displaying emblems of the local football team, and the centre-left PSN went one better by hanging up an Iron Maiden banner, both in protest at the local mayor refusing to condemn the flag waving. View it here.

Check mega-hero councillor José Luis Úriz’s blog entry, this is my flag. And thanks to Kalebeul for flagging it up for me.

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