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Protests Erupt in Madrid After Spain Drops Support for Sahrawi Self-Determination 

HeadlineMar 29, 2022

In Spain, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Madrid Saturday to protest the Spanish government’s recent announcement it no longer supports self-determination for the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara.

Fatu Abahai: “All Sahrawis in Spain have come here to demonstrate against the decision taken by Pedro Sánchez, which is once again betraying the Sahara. We feel betrayed because he said that he’d give sovereignty over the Sahrawi territory to the Moroccans, and we do not feel equal to them. We are Sahrawi, and we are the ones who decide our rights.”

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Morocco Monday, where he’s meeting with the kingdom’s foreign minister.

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