Thugs shouting ‘Allah is great’ were behind a stampede at a Good Friday parade in Seville that left 17 people in hospital

Yobs accused of starting stampedes at a Good Friday procession sparked panic among people by shouting ‘Allah is Great’, it emerged today.

Eight people were arrested over the incidents in the Spanish city of Seville which left 17 people needing hospital treatment.

Local authorities said at least two of the people arrested shouted out ‘Ala es grande’ – ‘Allah is Great’ in English – and others slogans in support of Basque terrorist organisation ETA.

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