A surprise encounter

I guess that we have our fair share of processions in England although they are moving away from the traditional religious and ceremonial more towards the confrontational and sinister. The far right, student tuition fees or anti-G10 summit is now the context with increasingly aggressive protesters flanked by police, while helicopters video proceedings from above.

What a refreshing change then when a quiet Saturday morning stroll around Oviedo was interrupted by a procession of a very different type. Around the corner came an Asturian gaita marching band in full regalia, and not a Guardia Civil anywhere to be seen.

Before watching you may wish to turn the volume down a little as this one packs a punch!

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