Saharawi protest against fish deal brutally beaten down
Footage of this protest yesterday in El Aaiun was taken two hours after the European Parliament consented to the EU-Morocco fisheries protocol, which allows for EU fishing in occupied Western Sahara. The people of Western Sahara have not been asked for their approval.
Published 11 December 13

Footage of this protest yesterday in El Aaiun was taken two hours after the European Parliament consented to the EU-Morocco fisheries protocol, which allows for EU fishing in occupied Western Sahara. The people of Western Sahara have not been asked for their approval.
The demonstrations were held in relation to the International Day of Human Rights, but at the same time were aimed against the EU's decision to go fish in Saharawi waters through a deal with the occupying force, Morocco.

The weekend before the vote in the European Parliament, the Saharawis had also taken to the streets to denounce the inclusion of their waters, while they themselves were excluded from the negotiations leading to the protocol. Find videos and photos of those protests here.

Scroll further down for footage of the arrest of six Spanish citizens who took part in yesterday's protest.

















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