On Sunday 17 November, dozens of Saharawis took to the streets of El Aaiun to protest against the involvement of Total, Siemens and the EU in the illegal exploitation of their occupied country's natural resources.
The protest march took place late afternoon, yesterday, in the capital city of occupied Western Sahara. Protesters specifically called on French oil company Total and German multinational Siemens to stop taking part in the plunder of Western Sahara. In addition, slogans and banners targetting the EU's intentions to fish in occupied waters, were widespread.
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Why did you not seek permission from my people?, a Saharawi refugee asked at Siemens AGM. Company fails to answer questions why it operates on occupied land.