Spain was plunged into fresh turmoil as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the Basque region to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalonia crisis.
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Some 40,000 people marched to demand the Madrid government respects the result of the Catalonia independence referendum.
That means Spain now has 2 large chunks of its territory backing calls for independence and greater autonomy – the Basque region, until recently, was fighting its own independence battle, often using violence.
Right in the heart of the EU there is a country on the brink of falling apart for exactly the same reason that Eurosceptic movements have been growing across the continent – people no longer want to be dictated to, they want to be in control of their own destiny.