Bardem Joins Human Rights Protest In Spain

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November 15, 2010 | 7:40am EST

Actor Javier Bardem joined thousands of protesters in Spain on Sunday to demonstrate against human rights violations in Morocco.
The No Country for Old Men star took to the streets of Madrid with a crowd of locals to voice their opposition to the treatment of citizens in the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara.

The protest came after Moroccan security forces raided a camp housing 20,000 people who had demanded better living conditions near the Western Saharan capital Laayoune.

The raid resulted in at least 12 deaths, including 10 police officers, and demonstrators are demanding independence for the region, which was annexed by Morocco 24 years ago.