There is absolutely no reason for the Spanish King to visit the disputed territories of Ceuta and Melilla now except for his intent to provoke a confrontation with Morocco.
For Moroccans it's a stab in the back, a slap in the face and total humiliation...
Representatives of political parties, trade unions, human rights organizations and civil society staged, Monday, a demonstration near the border outpost of Bab Sebta in the northern city of Tetouan, in protest against the visit of Spain's king Juan Carlos to the Moroccan cities of Sebta (Ceuta) and Mellilia, still under the Spanish rule.
So why this provocation suddenly, why now?
So are the Spaniards still bitter about having to hand over the Sahara in 1975?
While that may seem likely to be the case, I personally think the timing is pure coincidence, but it does serve as an added bonus nevertheless.
I think the real reason behind this juvenile act of rebellion by Spain is Morocco's recent multibillion dollar deals with France. Spain was hoping to continue branching out its economic growth in Morocco as it has in recent years, but instead Morocco gave the honor to Sarkozy.