Tens of thousands link hands in Basque regionJune 8, 2014 @ 10:44 am
See all photos
MADRID (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people have joined hands to form a human chain 123 kilometers (76 miles) long in support of greater Basque regional independence from the rest of Spain.
Television images show how people began to link up at noon Sunday forming a continuous line along a road linking the northern cities of Durango and Pamplona.
Organizers Gure Esku Dago, which translates from the Basque language as "It's in our hands" -- say around 100,000 people are needed to cover the distance, but no independent attendance verification is available.
In September 2013, more than 1 million people showed their support for Catalan independence by joining hands to form a 400-kilometer (250-mile) human chain across that northeastern region, which also harbors a strong secessionist movement.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rock Star Rages
A rock star lashed out on Twitter after a Seattle restaurant denied him entry
A cancer survivor says it was God's command to get the checkup that saved her life
Take a look at the records for biggest saltwater fish ever caught in Washington
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.