Occupied El Aaiun, August 23, 2016 (SPS) – Moroccan forces brutally repressed a peaceful demonstration organized by young Sahrawis at the Foum Al Ouad beach, located 25km west of the city of occupied El Aaiun.
Sahrawi protestors chanted slogans claiming Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and independence, denouncing the systematic plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources by the Moroccan occupier, said the SPS on Monday.
The Moroccan security forces, in uniform and in plainclothes, used force to break up the demonstration, leaving many injured among the protestors.
They also arrested Sahrawi activist and former political prisoner, Sukaina Djed Ahlou, Sahrawi journalists Nazha Khaldi, Laroussi Andour and El Gardek Khaded who were transferred to the Moroccan gendarmerie headquarters in the city of occupied El Aaiun, according to the source. SPS