November 6 1975 CE – The Green March Sends 350,000 Moroccans into Western Sahara

November 6 1975 CE – The Green March Sends 350,000 Moroccans into Western SaharaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons On the northwest coast of Africa, a unique demonstration against European colonialism took place on November 6, 1975: 350,000 people gathered near the border of their home country, Morocco, to walk peacefully into the Spanish-occupied territory to the south. The Green March, so named for the color associated with Islam, was a coordinated attempt by the Moroccan leadership to reclaim Western Sahara, which had been annexed by Spain in 1884. Opposition to the presence of European administration in the Spanish Province of Sahara gained momentum during the 1950s. The Polisario […]