ETA Disarms After 40 Years of Violence

After four decades of violence in northeastern Spain, which led to over 800 deaths, Basque Separatist group ETA announced its intention to fully disarm in a letter to the BBC. The announcement was followed by a mass demonstration for peace and the discovery of 3.5 tonnes of weapons in France, where the group had its command and logistical base. ETA’s decision to disarm comes several years after the organization’s unilateral ceasefire in 2011. After the events of the past week, ETA says it is now a ‘disarmed organization.’

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