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PUSL.- A demonstration was held this afternoon at the Place de la République, in Paris, with more than 600 participants who demanded that the international community respect the agreements and promises made to the Saharawi people and that Morocco be obliged to fulfill its commitments.

Saharawi, French and other nationals supported the legitimate right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

Western Sahara: the only solution is the referendum of self-determination

By launching a military operation on November 13 against Sahrawi civilians who demonstrated peacefully in El Guerguerat against the construction of an illegal road in the buffer zone, Morocco violated the ceasefire agreement concluded in 1991. Saharawi army retaliated in self-defense. The Moroccan occupation forces have also launched a violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Faced with this situation, the collective of Associations of the Saharawi Community in France and the Platform for Solidarity with the People of Western Sahara are meeting today, Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Place de la République, in Paris.

To :

– Express its support for the Saharawi people to their right to self-defense, following the attack carried out by Moroccan soldiers against civilian demonstrators in front of the illegal breach of El Guergarat, on 11/13/2020.

– Denounce the irresponsibility of the Kingdom of Morocco in its violation of the ceasefire, when its army crossed the ceasefire line by attacking Saharawi civilian demonstrators.

– Denounce the complicit silence of “Minurso” and the UN in the face of this violation. “Minurso”, whose primary objective is to organize a Referendum, which after 30 years it has still not organized.

– Demand an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, in order to force Morocco to no longer act in a “rogue state”, and to respect: and international legality and its commitments to the international community, with regard to concerns the Self-determination of the Saharawi People. Commitment it signed in 1991.

– Demand from the Security Council the immediate organization, and without delay, of the Self-determination Referendum, promised since 1991, allowing the Saharawi people to express themselves freely about their future.

– Demand an end to the repression in the occupied territories and the release of Saharawi political prisoners (especially those of the Gdeim Izik group held for more than 10 years by Morocco).

– Demand an end to the plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara in application of the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union which specify that Morocco and Western Sahara are two distinct and separate entities.

– Demand the closure of the illegal breach of El Guergarat, by which Morocco plunders the riches of Western Sahara and drowns the African continent with its production of cannabis, of which it is the leading producer according to the UN.

We also ask the French government, which has a share of responsibility in the current situation, to be in conformity with the values ​​of the French Republic of freedom and equality and therefore to force Morocco to allow the realization of the referendum of self-determination, the quintessential symbol of freedom.

And to stop supporting the Moroccan rogue state, so that it ends the illegal occupation of Western Sahara territory and respects human rights and its international commitments.

The Saharawi people are tired of seeing their rights violated and the United Nations commitments to them not respected. It is determined to continue the struggle, in all forms, for a final political solution to the problem of decolonization of Western Sahara, in respect of international law and the inalienable right of the Saharawi people, to self-determination and independence. .

Collective of Associations of the Saharawi Community in France
Platform for solidarity with the people of Western Sahara

Paris November 27, 2020