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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Occupied Melillia, Marocco - Spanish authorities impose total blackout as clashes go on

- Clashes between the Spanish police and demonstrators resumed, on Wednesday in the Moroccan Spanish-occupied city of Melillia, and extended to several neighborhoods in the city, according to a well-informed source.
The demonstrators demand the release of eight people, who were arrested following Tuesday's incidents, in addition to social demands, notably the right to work and to equality of opportunity, the same source explained. The Spanish police resorted to the use of tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, the source underlined, adding that no information is currently available on possible victims. The source stated that reinforcement troops were dispatched from Spain to overcome this unprecedented tense situation, while more are expected to arrive on Thursday morning.

Spanish authorities imposed a total blackout as clashes went on, Sunday night near the "la Canada" neighbourhood in Melillia, which broke out last week when angry youths started protesting against their exclusion from the local employment programme, well-informed source said.
Spanish police stepped in to disperse large numbers of demonstrators, from the suburbs, protesting against their deteriorating living conditions, the same source said.
The Spanish authorities still impose a total blackout on these events, while local media always resort to misinformation about these clashes.
On Sunday, Spanish police banned the Moroccan journalist Fatima Zahra Jdili from entering the occupied cities of Melillia and Sebta, considering her a “persona non grata.”
The Moroccan press union (SNPM) denounced this “oppressive attitude,” as it is part of the attempts to spread disinformation and impose a black-out on social events in the occupied Melillia.
It also contradicts the Spanish government’s slogans of respect for human rights, press freedom and democracy, the SNPM said.

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