Last week in news you didn't hear Moroccan forces attacked a peaceful sit-in by unemployed Saharawi workers in the occupied city of Boujdour. The sit in took place directly in front of police headquarters. The protesters said they had enough with equivocation and false promises made by the occupying Moroccan authorities. The demonstrators said the wealth of their nation could employ them. The obvious implication being that it was the occupation that was keeping them unemployed.
Yesterday, several Saharawi citizens were injured in clashes with Moroccan police who were upset over the attack by the authorities on the house of another Saharawi earlier.
WOUNDING OF SAHARAWI CITIZENS IN VIOLENT INTERVENTION OF MOROCCAN POLICE IN OCCUPIED CITY EL AYUN
El Ayun (Occupied Territories), August 16, 2010 (SPS) – A number of Saharawi citizens were injured following a violent clashes between Moroccan policemen in civilian clothes and Saharawi citizens, when protesting against the attacks of the Moroccan police on the house of Sahrawi citizen, Mokhtar Khnaibila, the Saharawi Ministry for Occupied Territories and Communities informed Sunday.
The house of Mokhtar Khnaibila, aged 61 years, had been stormed by a Moroccan bunch of police, where they tempered its fortunes before it burned the outside door of the house.
The accident was on the ground of his spar with a Moroccan policeman, who asked help of his friends to immediately smashing the house of Mokhtar Khnaibila.
A number of Saharawi citizens were injured in these confrontations; also Saharawi families, including Ahal Fali Wald Abaid, Shaba Hamadin, Jida Fali and Ndauruha Fali, were targeted causing breaking of their home’s windows.
Dozens of Saharawi citizens gathered holding SADR flags and chanting national slogans gathered, before reinforcement of occupation forces, including 9 cars and 2 patrols, came to disperse the demonstration, according to the same source.
In the same context, tens of Saharawis participated Saturday in a peaceful demonstration held in Maatallah district in the occupied city of El Ayun.
Before breakfast Saturday, Moroccan forces stopped Saharawi citizen, Bashraia Dida, at the checkpoint southern occupied El Ayun, where he assaulted to bad treatment, as a response his family organized demonstration with participation of citizens of Maatallah district, where they chanted slogans demanding self-determination of the Saharawi people, according to the same source.
The violent interference had left a number of injuries within the demonstrators; some of them are in grave such as, Alwali Mohamed Fadel Lahbib. (SPS)