Monday, November 15, 2010

Moroccan Forces Raid Protest Camp in Western Sahara, Thousands Demonstrate in Madrid Against Crackdown

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Saturday against Morocco’s recent crackdown in Western Sahara. Moroccan security forces last week raided a camp where some 20,000 Sahrawis had been staging a massive protest against the Moroccan occupation. Morocco has announced that it will try in a military court over 100 Sahrawi activists who helped organize the camp. We go to Laayoune to speak with Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch and we are joined by University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes, author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution....."

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