Friends of Sahrawi people in New Zealand celebrate 44th anniversary of Sahrawi Republic

Christchurch (New Zealand) 29 February 2020 (SPS) - The friends of the Sahrawi people in New Zealand has carried out several activities in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

In Christchurch, members of the group met with a member of parliament from the ruling Labor Party and presented him with the Sahrawi flag and a copy of a petition submitted to the New Zealand Parliament, calling for acting out a law that protects the wealth being looted illegally from the occupied territories of Western Sahara. 

In Dunedin, the friends of the Sahrawi people commemorated the anniversary of the Sahrawi Republic by raising the Sahrawi flag and banners in support of the Sahrawi cause. They also organized a party with Sahrawi music and tea, during which leaflets were distributed to sensitize the New Zealand public about the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and the Sahrawi struggle for self-determination and independence. (SPS)

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