Clashes in Laayoune, Western Sahara

In the Porco district of Laayoune, the main city of Western Sahara, protesters clashed with Moroccan security forces. A police vehicle was destroyed and one officer hospitalized.

The government has been criticized for human rights violations in Western Sahara, an area annexed by Morocco but never officially recognized by the international community. Although the clashes were described as “limited,” there have been ongoing tensions between police and protesters in the city.

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