Saharawi border crossing El Guerguerat, Western Sahara, liberated territories, closed

La Realidad Saharaui newspaper / DLRS, Saturday 11/01/2020. Saharawi activist photos

The Saharawi border crossing El Guerguerat, Western Sahara, liberated territories, is closed by the initiative of Saharawi organizations in rejection of the Africa Eco Race rally.

A group of Sahrawi citizens closed since yesterday the passage between the borders of Western Sahara and Mauritania to prevent the passage of the so-called “Afria Eco Race” rally that has ignored the warnings of the Polisario Front and the Saharawi Republic for the third year ona row. Newspaper “The Saharawi Reality” has contacted Sahrawi activists, who indicated that it is an initiative that emerged from the Saharawi Community in Mauritania, the Sahrawi refugee camps and the occupied territories. “This time it will not happen, despite everything!”, said the source.

Faced with this situation, the United Nations sent vehicles from the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) yesterday to find out about the situation. MINURSO officials have been able to talk with the organizers of the initiative, who handed them a letter of condemnation and rejection against the passage of the Africa Eco Race, warning them of the consequences and assuming their responsibilities when violating a territory that is in a conflict situation and with the presence of the United Nations. The Saharawis raised tents, raised the flags of the Saharawi Republic and cut off the path to the borders of Mauritania.

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