Harratines protest slavery, discrimination

Black Mauritanians, still called harratines, hit the streets of Nouakchott, the capital to protest against slavery.

During the march which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the Haratines Manifesto, protesters denounced continuous discrimination.

“I believe that the movement for the conquest of civil rights or social rights in Mauritania has seen a resurgence in recent years and today's march is crowning the manifesto for political, economic and social rights for harratines within a united Mauritania. I believe that Mauritania, more than any other country, needs this movement which has worked hard to eliminate any legacy associated with slavery “ said organizer of the walk, Mohamed Fall Handayé.

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