El-Aaiun sieged by Occupation Forces *
Equipe Media April 25, 2019
El-Aaiun – Occupied Western Sahara
On Thursday, April 25th, 2019, Moroccan occupation forces were deployed throughout occupied El-Aaiun to prevent demonstrations demanding a referendum in addition to the release of all Saharawi detainees who are in Moroccan prisons, and to put an end to the looting of Sahrawi natural resources.
The Coordination of human rights associations in El-Aaiun did not specify a place for the demonstration. While hundreds of Moroccan police officers both in civilian clothes and uniform blocked not only Essmara street but all the streets in the city centre trying to prevent the protesters from gathering there.
Meanwhile Several protesters have suffered the repression by Moroccan occupation forces next to the Nagjir hotel, housing MINURSO staff.
Equipe Media reporters were able to catch clandestinely the very moment Moroccan forces obliged Human Rights activist Sidi Mohammed Alawat to leave the scene, after he had upheld a Saharawi Republic flag, thus concluding the demonstration for his demands.