In a statement on Facebook, the 96 Road Movement says it has been impossible to reach any tangible results from contacts that the organization has maintained with local and national politicians and with the direction of the mine. The Moroccan royal family owns, through Managem and Al Mada societies, the firm that exploits the mine (SMI), which denies the movement’s allegations.
Talking to Yabiladi, Omar Moujane, a member of the movement’s organization committee, explained that men, women and children have held a local assembly —an agraw, a traditional meeting of the Amazigh people— where the decision to lift the camp was approved. Moujane stated that “the fight is not over,” but other “peaceful” protest means will be organized, which will also be decided “collectively.”
In this article on the Amazigh people in Morocco, Nationalia explained in more detail the Imider protest, on which a film has been produced.