The human chain organized by the citizens initiative Gure esku dago (It’s in our hands), beat expectations on Sunday, June 8, 2014, gathering over 150,000 in favor of the Basques’ right to decide the country’s future.
As thousands of citizens joined hands creating a human chain of 123 kilometers between the town of Durango and the city of Iruñea (Pamplona) in the Basque Country, Basques in the Diaspora also showed their support from their nook of the world. From sharing their photos and videos in the Gure Esku Dago Diaspora Facebook page. From Chotoviny, Czech Republic, to Sydney, Australia, Basques gathered in groups of various sizes to voice their support for the initiative.
There has been in-depth news coverage from the Basque Country in the newspapers and TV stations, so I wanted to change the focus a little bit and remember all the people in the Diaspora who also wanted to make their voice heard. Even Pep Guardiola, former F.C. Barcelona coach and current manager at Bayern Munich, supported yesterday the Basque Human Chain for self determination.
Enjoy the pics, check out the videos, and please, keep them coming so I can add them to the gallery.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Euzko Etxea de La Plata, Argentina
- “Gure esku dago” organizes a human chain for the right to decide of the Basque Country
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