Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Moroccans will be taking to the streets of Rabat in the few coming hours to denounce the recent statements of Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, where he said, in an unprecedented move, that Morocco is “occupying the Sahara.”
The march will start at 10 am local time, and will kick off from Bab Chala, few meters away from the capital’s central station.
The march is expected to rally a huge number of people, at least 80000 ones, especially given that all public transportation companies, including a score ones from the private sector, will not be charging people for travelling at all, as reported Moroccan paper Akhbar Al Yaoum.
Transportation using trains as well is for free today.
People driving through Morocco’s highways won’t also pay a dim, a very rare occurrence in Morocco’s history.
The march is organized by Morocco’s political parties and trade unions.
The march’s aim is to denounce the “biased, unprecedented change in the UN’s stand point on the Sahara, which undermine the credibility of this institution. It is also a call to shout out loud that Ban Ki-moon’s new, biased and unprecedented, position, makes him loose the neutrality he is supposed to show regarding this issue. We, as Moroccans, were hurt. This is our opportunity to show him our anger in a civilized manner,” reads a communiqué from the organizers.
The Moroccan Times.