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13 Nov 2018 | 01:36 PM UTC

Morocco: Further protests possible over winter time issue

Morocco News Alert

Further protests possible over canceled changeover to winter time; associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Morocco

Event

Thousands of students gathered in front of the parliament building in the capital Rabat on Monday, November 12, to denounce the government's decision to cancel the changeover to winter time; traffic was disrupted on Mohammed V Avenue. Protests also took place in other cities.

Further protests are possible in the coming days and weeks, along with associated transportation disruptions. While demonstrations have thus far been peaceful, clashes with police cannot be ruled out.

Context

Several protests have taken place in the aftermath of the government's announcement to maintain summer time on October 26.

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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