Saharawi syndicalists prevented from undertaking 1 May manifestation
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While trade unionists marched worldwide in celebration of workers' rights on Labour Day, trade unionists in occupied Western Sahara were prevented from doing the same.

Published 05 May 2013

Western Sahara Resource Watch has received images of an effort to organise a peaceful manifestation in honour of labour day in El Aaiun, the capital of occupied Western Sahara. The event was planned by the Saharawi trade union confederation CSTS.

However, the assembled group was quickly surrounded by the Moroccan police, prohibiting them from marching out.

A wave of protests is currently sweeping through Western Sahara, as Saharawi take to the streets in reaction to the Security Council's failure to UN peace mission in the territory monitor the human rights situation. 



 

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