CommemorAction is a blended word encompassing both commemoration and action. It emphasizes both the commitment to remembering those who died or disappeared in their pursuit of freedom of movement and the demand for justice.


Picture: CommemorAction in Tanger, Morocco

On February 6, 2014 more than 200 people left from the Moroccan coast and tried to reach Tarajal beach, in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, by swimming. The Guardia Civil deployed anti-riot equipment to stop them from arriving on “Spanish land,” and the Moroccan military present did not help the people who were drowning in front of them. Fifteen bodies were found on the Spanish side, dozens of others disappeared, the survivors were pushed back, and some died on the Moroccan side.

Against this background every year at 6th of February decentralized CommemorActions take place in many cities in Africa and Europe: to mourn the dead and to protest against the responsible EU border regime.  

On and around 6th of February 2024, the 10th anniversary of the Tarajal massacre, CommemorActions were held in 55 cities in 17 different countries.


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