Nearly 200,000 protest for Basque right to secede from Spain

Last month, the armed separatist organisation, ETA, announced it was disbanding, creating space for peaceful campaigners to take up the secession movement.

Nearly 200,000 people have lined roads across the Basque region, calling for the right to decide whether they remain part of Spain.

The event may bring new impetus for the Basque nationalist movement and aggravate an already turbulent political scene in Madrid.

Al Jazeera’s Karl Penhaul reports from Vitoria, Spain.