Rabat - 150 Moroccan activists protested against the organization of an exhibition of Moroccan Jews in front of the Spanish government’s cultural Cervantes Institute.
Rabat – 150 Moroccan activists protested against the organization of an exhibition of Moroccan Jews in front of the Spanish government’s cultural Cervantes Institute.
Denouncing the presentation of an exhibition of photographs of Sephardic Jews from northern Morocco, several hundred demonstrators occupied the venue in front of the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute on Tuesday in a sit-in advocating anti-normalization with Israel.
This protest was led by the Islamist PJD, Al Adl Wal Ihassane, and an association supporting the Palestinian people.
In fear of any eventuality, the police had cordoned off the Cervantes Institute to allow the course of the exhibition without problems. But beyond the perimeter guarded by police, protesters continued to chant slogans against normalization with Israel.
As usual during anti-Israeli normalization protests, the adviser to the Moroccan king, André Azoulay, was also the target of the crowd.
Cecilia Fernandez Suzor, the director of the Cervantes Institute, told EFE that the same exhibition had opened recently in Tetouan without incident, but that hardliners had organized an online campaign ahead of the opening in Tangier.
At the end of their sit-in, the organizers issued a press release in which they condemned the Israel Sephardic Center based in Madrid. The initiators of the protest Tangier regardthe center as a Zionist “entity very close to Israeli intelligence and Israeli conservative circles.
In support of these claims, the initiators advance as evidence that the center was “inaugurated in 2011 by the war criminal Shimon Peres” and its participation in a campaigns to collect donations for Israel.”