21 August 2007

Great success at West Belfast's Féile an Phobail's Basque Day

Hundreds of people took part at the events organised by the Belfast Basque Committee during the West Belfast's Féile an Phobail's Basque Day. The day started with the unveiling of a solidarity mural on the Falls Road. It was Pat Rice, long live friend of the Basque Country, who had the honnour to do it in front of a 60 people crowd who were displaying flags and banners. The mural was painted by famous muralist Danny Devenny and claims self-determination for the Basque Country.

Afterwards a demonstration walked the Falls Road to Cultúrlann.

There a talk under the title of "Perspectives on the Basque peace process" was launched with a high profile pannel formed by Máirtín Ó Muilleor, Belfast Media Group editor, Eoin Ó Broin political writer and activist and Batasuna's spokesperson Pernando Barrena. 100 people attended the event and did questions about repression, history and future of the Basque Country.

A solidarity picket line was hold afterwards along the Falls Road.

At 5pm was time to fill the stomachs at the Basque food stall in St. Mary's just before taking to the Andytown Leisure Cente were Fermin Muguruza and the Afro-Basque Brigade made dance till late more than 500 people.

The Belfast Basque Committee wants to congratulate everybody for a fantastic day, specially comrades from the Dublin and Cork Basque Committees who attended the events.

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