I partook in one out of, at least, four marches in Uppsala, Sweden. From what started as a march by the labour movement today seems to be more of a political party event in Sweden. Four marches were organised by: The Left, the Social Democrats, the conservative Christian Democrats and the Syndicalists. The march by The left were joined by a range of non party political organisations such as; LGBTI-organisations, The Swedish/Iranian association, The Swedish/Kurdish Association etc. Issues addressed by speakers stretched from international solidarity to current Swedish politics; The end of Israeli oppression, the end of Iranian oppression, the unjust student fees for non-European students, the deterioration of the welfare system, full employment and more secure forms of employment, the unequal labour market for non-ethnic swedes.
The Swedish Africa Group of Uppsala was there to shed light on the continued Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. The sign reads; Recognition of Western Saharan independence. Morocco out of Western Sahara. Support Polisario.