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Western Sahara

On 5 July, thousands thronged in the Spanish city of Seville for the annual ‘March for Peace in Western Sahara’. Among those calling for independence for the territory were Sahrawi children, spending their summer holidays hosted by families in the city.

Western Sahara has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975.

At the beginning of July, four Danish municipalities, Gladsaxe, Herlev, Rudersdal and Gentofte, announced that they would not use road salt imported from occupied Western Sahara by Danish company Dansk Vejsalt, and would demand documentation that their salt came from Italy.

On 7 July, French solidarity campaigners began a consumer boycott of Azura brand tomatoes which are labelled as coming from Morocco, but are actually grown in the occupied city of Dakhla.

Topics: Western Sahara