As other routes they used to travel from Africa to Europe where getting harder, more and more african migrants decided to try crossing the border in Irun
Pig slaughter is a popular tradition existing in various European countries, widespread since ancient times and made by hand, with different peculiarities depending on the place in which it is held. It is performed once a year, traditionally takes place in the autumn and early winter, as the cold is required as a natural method of preserving the relatively large quantities of meat during the butchering.
Korrika (‘Running’ in Basque) is a symbolic biannual race where participants run across the Basque Country to promote their language and encourage people to speak it; and to collect funds for Basque language teaching centres for adults. As they run, participants carry a baton which they pass from hand to hand, kilometre upon kilometre, without interruption.
Otegi left Logroño penitentiary center and walked from the prison gates where his family, friends and a crowd of supporters gathered.
More than 25 years after started the policy of dispersion against the Basque political prisoners, the Basque pro-independence left party organized 40 marches to 40 Spanish prisons and mobilized 74 buses and more than 4,300 people.