The video is composed of several clips documenting a peaceful protest on the busy Smara Street in Laayoune and a large police force breaking up the demonstration. According to Equipe Media, the protest was organized by the coordinator of Sahrawi human rights associations to mark the anniversary of Morocco's invasion of Western Sahara. A large number of officers in uniforms and helmets can be seen throughout the video, surrounding individual protesters--mostly women--and forcing them apart. At :31, a dozen officers march against a woman in blue, forcing her back. At :39, officers aggressively grab a woman in pink, who falls to the ground. We then see her being carried away by three plainclothes officers, as she struggles to resist. The rest of the video shows several more scenes of aggression by police against protesters. The scene is also captured from a different angle in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8dgW80GEVw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mApaDK8lI.
25/10/2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQSlYX12wc4Smara Avenue, Laayoune, Western SaharaPolitical RightsFreedom of Expression & AssemblyGreen MarchLaayounePolice InterventionProtestWomenhttp://www.emsahara.com/article2356.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8dgW80GEVwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mApaDK8lI