The Moroccan authorities continue their campaign of repression against migrant communitites in Northern Morocco, by destroying their infrastructure and deporting them in large numbers.
The “Fac” in Oujda (a city close to the Algerian border), an occupied part of the Mohamed I university, has served as a place of shelter for migrants for several years. Although the tent town was quite hierarchically controlled, e.g. by certain business structures, it was nevertheless an important part of the migrants’ infrastructure. People coming over the border from Algeria, people who had suffered injury and received treatment in the Oujda hospital, or people needing to take a break from the toil and terror of the forest camps – they could find some days of rest in the occupied Fac.
However, last Saturday around 3am in the morning, Moroccan security forces surrounded the camp, evicted and destroyed it, arresting around 200 people. Nearly half of…
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