Riots in Melilla against corruption and discrimination

  Melilla is a small arab town in the North of Africa, occupied by Spanish military forces, but with a majority of muslim population. The cause of these demostrations is the publication by the regional spanish government of the list of locals who have been selected to have a public job in the government employment programs.

Riots in Melilla

   These programs give work – maintaining gardens, cleaning plots of land, the riverbed, etc. – to those who are chosen, for six months with a salary of around 1000€. Every year only a small percentage of arab citizens are chosen, in constrast with the majority of employments, that are given to spaniards. This situation has led to a state of social confrontation in the territory.


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