Thousands of demonstrators in Madrid in favor of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara | Sahara Press Service

Madrid, Nov 12, 2017 (SPS) –  Thousand of  people representing Spanish solidarity associations with the Saharawi people and members of the Saharawi community living in Spain demonstrated Saturday in Madrid to demand the holding of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara as soon as possible.

The protesters waved Sahrawi flags, banners in which slogans are written asking for peace for the Saharawi people, the right to self-determination and justice and respect for human rights in the occupied Saharawi territories.”

They also chanted” peace and freedom for the Saharawi people “,” guilty Morocco and responsible Spain “, where are human rights ?” and many other slogans put forward in this event organized every year in Madrid, to denounce the tripartite agreements of Madrid of November 14, 1975 through which Spain has ceded the Saharawi territory to Morocco and Mauritania.

Coming in thousands from all Spanish cities, the protesters of all ages highlighted during this demonstration, the suffering endured by the Saharawi people following these agreements that allowed Morocco to invade and occupy the Saharawi territory illegally since 1975. (SPS)

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