The rain in Spain

Thousands of pro-independence Basque citizens march in the rain in San Sebasti√°n, 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.

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