May 24, 2011

demonstration at the blockate, Nouakchott

 Since the 25th of February 2011 young people have been demonstrating regularly at the "Place des blocks" an enormous empty space close to "Marché Capital" that's supposed to became the heart of a futuristic City Center.
They did demonstrate in this place and even tried to camp overnight but soon the police forces cleared the space. Since then the aim of the police is that no demonstrators put their foot in this ground, most of the time there are a lot more police securing the access to this spot than demonstrators.
The young people have been organising themselves through Facebook and Twitter and spreading their message, using not only arabic but all of the national languages as well as French (they still use mostly arabic).

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