Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- More than 50000 Moroccans, from all wakes of life, took the streets adjacent to the Swedish embassy of Rabat last Sunday to demonstrate against the Swedish authorities reported plan to recognize the UN-non-recognized-as-a-country Sahraoui Arab Democratic Republic.
Around 300 police officers were dispatched in the vicinity to keep the demonstration peaceful.
The list of demonstrators included Moroccan Human Rights organizations, associations, as well as youth sections of various Moroccan political parties.
The demonstrators called upon Sweden to re-consider its plan as they saw it, as one demonstrator put it, “quite subjective in the way that it will side itself with one part of the ongoing dispute, completely disregarding the efforts undertaken by the United Nations, which is all but neutral.”
A Sahraoui Moroccan from Tan-Tan added, “Sweden has to respect the UN resolutions on the Sahara and to not take sides.”
Others also called upon Sweden “to study the history of the Moroccan dynasties that ruled the region since the dawn of time in order to get an objective view on Morocco’s sovereignty on the Sahara.”
The demonstration drew people from various Moroccan cities like Tan-Tan, Laayoune, Oujda, and Tangier.
The demonstration went quite peaceful despite the huge amount of demonstrators that took part.
The only negative point to be noted is the huge amount of paper-garbage that were thrown to the ground by some environment-disrespectful demonstrators.
The Moroccan Times.