The Basque antimilitarist groups KEM-MOC and Kakitzat protested on 23 January in front of the head office of the bank, BBVA, declaring that "BBVA finances war, Gastu Militarrik ez". Several anti-militarists dived into BBVA's fountain.
BBVA collaborates and profits from war through its participation in the military industry, as shareholders of companies that are providers
to the defence sector. These include INDRA, RYMSA, CESCE, HISDESAT, IBERICA DEL ESPACIO... As well as being one of Spain's biggest banks, BBVA is also the bank most involved in Italian arms deals, financing €53 million worth of Italian arms exports in 2006..
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