Spanish civil society calls for demo to protest police brutality against Moroccan immigrants
Morocco-Spain, Culture, 2/1/2002
Over 20 Spanish political parties, trade unions and non-governmental organizations have called for a demo on Sunday in the Spanish southern town of Almeria to protest the Spanish police brutality against Moroccan immigrants.
The initiative is taken to protest the brutal methods used by the police to disperse some 300 Moroccans who were claiming the regularization of their situation in Spain.
The protest movement also means to denounce repression and harassment of immigrants and organizations supporting them and press for the respect of foreigners.
The demo organizers said at a press conference the present immigration policy and law which authorizes the use of force against a group of immigrants peacefully claiming their rights is not humane and favors xenophobia and racism.
Next Sunday's demo is sponsored by the ombudsman of Andalusia (southern region).
The Spanish police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a rally of Moroccan immigrants in Almeria. Twenty eight persons were arrested and more than twenty others were wounded.
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