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19 Dec 2018 | 08:06 PM UTC

Morocco: Nationwide technicians’ strike December 19-20

Morocco News Alert

Nationwide technicians’ strike planned December 19-20; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected near related demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/19/2018, 1:00 AM until 12/21/2018, 12:59 AM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Morocco

Event

Technicians in Morocco are holding a 48-hour strike and related demonstrations on December 19-20 to demand higher wages and to call on the government to address other work-related grievances. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near protests, which are likely to be held around government installations and urban squares.

Context

The strike is reportedly inspired by "yellow vest" protests in France, which began on November 17 to denounce a fuel tax hike as well as to call for increased social protections and minimum wage hikes. Related protests have spread to other European and Arab nations in recent weeks, with demonstrators denouncing a broad range of perceived economic and political issues affecting their respective countries.

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, follow any instructions issued by local authorities, and monitor developments to the situation.

 

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