Pretoria (South Africa) 14 August 2019 (SPS)– The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) organized a demonstration in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria on Wednesday to demand the decolonization of Western Sahara and the expulsion of the Moroccan regime of occupation from the African Union.
Members of the union gathered dress in their Trade Union’s T-Shirts chanting slogans against the Moroccan colonization of Western Sahara and lifting placards with slogans such as «Remove Morocco from the African Union», «Forwards with independence of Western Sahara», «Decolonize Western Sahara», «Boycott trade with Morocco», «Free political prisoners» And a number of other slogans.
The demonstration is part of the union’s «Solidarity Program», as part of an international campaign to defend the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.
The demonstrators voiced their opposition to the systematic plunder of Saharawi natural resources, calling on Morocco to end its illegal occupation of Western Sahara.
The union also reiterated its condemnation of continuing human rights violations by Morocco, including violence by Moroccan security forces against Sahrawis, who were celebrating the victory of the Algerian national football team at the African Cup of Nations last July 19th.