Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 16 April 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened Saturday evening against several Saharawi demonstrators who came out in solidarity with Saharawi political prisoners and demanded their immediate release.

The Moroccan forces, in the early hours of Saturday, started the siege of Smara Street and the streets leading to it, to prevent Sahrawi citizens from passing, before they intervened.

The brutal attack resulted in many casualties among civilian demonstrators, mostly women. (SPS)