Statement by Senator Bob Brown: Concern and support for the Saharawi people of the Western Sahara

In the early hours of Monday 8th November the Moroccan army and security forces attacked an estimated 20,000 Saharawi civilian protesters from the makeshift protest camp at Gadaym Izik near Laayoune. The forces killed unarmed men, women, the elderly and young children – reports suggest that about 30 people were killed.

The Saharawi people were protesting about their living conditions in the territory, occupied by Morocco since 1975……(cont.)

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