Thursday, December 09, 2010
Spanish police disperse demonstration over Spanish occupation of Melillia
The Spanish occupied Moroccan cities of Sebta and Melillia continue to fester with resentment. On Tuesday a group of young Moroccans waving Moroccan flags demonstrated before the local government's headquarters in the Moroccan (Spanish-occupied) city of Melillia (northern Morocco), demanding an end to the Spanish occupation.
The protesters, who come from Melillia, Bni Ansar and Nador, took to the so-called "Plaça Espanya", carrying a banner that read "Sebta and Melillia are Moroccan".
During the demonstration, the group distributed leaflets that read "Spanish occupation out" and "Melillia is a Moroccan city".
The Spanish police dispersed the young protesters.
For more background, check out these stories - Sebta and Melillia