Thousands of pro-independence Basque citizens march in the rain in San Sebastián, northern Spain, to demand the freedom of Arnaldo Otegi, the former leader of outlawed Basque independence party Batasuna who was sentenced on 16 September to 10 years in jail.
I went looking for photos of the demonstration; but, my eye was caught by all the umbrellas. In Seattle or Boston, even in London or Glasgow, you wouldn’t see so many umbrellas in a rainy demonstration.
I haven’t the slightest explanation for the preference. It rings no responsive chord in these Celtic genes.