Moroccans protest France's 'racist' visa policies Featured

Moroccan citizens demonstrated on Tuesday strict European Visa regulations before the European Union delegation in Rabat.

The protestors called for fair treatment by French authorities’ regarding the “racist” and “degrading” treatment over Schengen visa applications.

Head of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMHD), Aziz Ghali, said that the protestors want to express their anger at the humiliation, racism as well as arrogance that applicants have been receiving lately, according to France 24.

France has previously dropped visa restrictions for Tunisians but excluded Moroccans and Algerians.

The protesters criticized the European Union countries’ policies for not giving any explanation on why their visas get rejected, said Schengen Visa news.

Around 50 people attended the protest and chanted “yes to freedom of movement, no to colonial agreements!” according to France 24.

AMDH considers the rejections ‘unjustified’ and’ unacceptable’.

Back in September, AMDH sent an open letter to the European Union’s ambassador to Morocco and to officials of the EU Delegation in Rabat demanding an immediate intervention to put an end to these problems.