Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

5 May 2013

Western Sahara: El Aaiun - Moroccan Forces Violently Disperse Saharawi Unemployed Sit-in

El Aaiun (occupied Territories) — Moroccan occupation forces have violently dispersed a sit-in organized Wednesday by Saharawi unemployed in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, on the occasion of the International Workers' Day (also known as May Day), informed Saharawi rights sources.

The sit-in, staged outside what is called the "delegation to employment" in El Aaiun, was organized as part of the peaceful protest movement in the occupied Western Sahara since the adoption of the last resolution on Western Sahara by UN Security Council.

The Sahrawi protesters were holding banners and chanting slogans denouncing Moroccan occupation and repressive policy against Saharawi citizens, and demanding their social and economic rights, the source said.

The Moroccan forces intervened violently to disperse the sit-in injuring many among the Saharawi protesters, who were flown to hospital.

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