Al Guerguerat border crossing blocked by Saharawi protesters

PUSL.- Since Monday morning the Guerguerate border crossing (Western Sahara occupied territories/liberated territories/Buffer Zone/Mauritania) has once again been blocked by around ten Sahrawis from the liberated areas east of the moroccan military separation wall. The protesters have closed the crossing hampering commercial activities between Morocco and Mauritania, and also the moroccan drug trafficking.

The Saharawi population has blocked this crossing several times in the past year in protest against the illegal activities of the Moroccan occupier.

Morocco continues to plunder the natural resources of the ilegally occupied territories in clear violation of international law, whilst the Saharawi population is victim of forced empoversihment.

On Monday afternoon MINURSO (UN Mission for Western Sahara) sent three envoys to start talks with the group of Saharawi that are in protest.

The protesters demand that the UN «put an end to the plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources by Morocco».

This blockade comes a few days after the Polisario leadership protested against the third solar power plant project launched by Morocco in Dakhla in violation of international law.

Also in Dakhla protests against the new project are being made by a group of young unemployed Saharawi who are in a sit-in in Dakhla since Monday, August 31. The jobs that are created by the illegal projects of Morocco in the occupied terrories are only for Moroccan settlers leaving the vast majority of the saharawi population depending on some kind of “food stamps or subsidies” that are immediatly withdrawn when the Saharawi don’t “behave” and protest against the illegal and brutal moroccan occupation.