Amazing! In 33 years the Spanish flag has not been raised at Bilbao town hall except for few hours in the main day of the local fiestas, causing always demonstrations and riots. Today the mayor Azkuna has bowed to judicial pressure and raised it at every hour every day.
They placed it quite high, as to avoid attacks, I guess.
But this is not the only shameful thing the conservative Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV) has done these last hours. It has also accepted to expel their rivals of Basque Nationalist Action (EAE-ANV - socialist, radical) from the last municipal councils it controlled after being partly banned from running into elections last year.
Elected mayors and councilors of EAE-ANV (above) have protested this decission and accused the tories of "servitude and submission to the Spanish Socialist Party and of loyalty towards the Spanish state".
Another related PSOE-PNV curious photo is this one:
From left to right: the Organization Secretary of the Spanish Socialists (the veteran cynic), the speaker of this party in the Spanish Parliament (the apprentice cynic) and the speaker of the Basque tories (the mafious businessman).
- Sorry, I'm playing chess.