The top of Albban Mount - the place of the permanent sit-in, more than 3 years. The longest in Morocco history.
The top of Albban Mount – the place of the permanent sit-in, more than 3 years. The longest in Morocco history.

Movement on the Road ’96 (Amussu Xf Ubrid N 96, in the original tamazight language) is a popular, pacific, social and democratic movement that comes from the Imider population to denunce the policies of marginalization an discrimination implemented by the Imider Metallurgical Society (SMI) under the protection of the authorities.

The Movement operates in Imider – Mount Albban’s area – in the South-East of Morocco, set between Boumalen Dades and Tinghir province.

We are citizens of Imider, men and women of all ages, who have freely given our willingness to be part of it in active and participated way.

Imider view from the top of Albban Mount
Imider view from the top of Albban Mount

The Movement on the Road ’96 MOR96 was set up in August 1st, 2011 and since then we give voice and breath to the Imider people, compact in claiming our civil and socio-economic rights, in defence of our homeland.

MOR96 is the legitimate and unique representative of the seven villages’ inhabitants: Ait Mhand, Ait Ali, Ait Brahim, Anounizem, Izoumgen, Taboulkhirt, Ikis which compose the Imider rural Municipality (around 8.000 people).

The occupy top of Albban Mount
The occupy top of Albban Mount

 

It refers in his name to the sit-in, lasted 45 days, that the inhabitants of Imider’s seven villages organized in 1996 on National Road #10, to say stop to the impact of mining company on people’s lives, ended with the violent repression by the local authorities in March 10, 1996.

The Movement on the Road ’96 is independent in thought and action with respect to public or private organizations and institutions , political parties, religious groups, and it is completely non-profit.