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Morocco: Protests in Rabat in solidarity with Rif movement /update 1

Demonstrators in Rabat in support of the protest movement in the Rif region June 11

12 Jun 10:29 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/11/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Rabat

Event

Thousands of protesters rallied in the streets of the capital Rabat on Sunday, June 11, in solidarity with the ongoing protest movement in the town of Al-Hoceima, located in the Rif region. The demonstrators protested the arrest and prosecution of many involved with the movement, including a leader who was arrested on May 29. Since that date, demonstrations have occurred nightly in Al-Hoceima, where clashes with security forces are regularly reported. Protests have also taken place elsewhere in the Rif region.

Context

This current wave of anti-government demonstrations began on May 18 to demand better jobs, healthcare services, and infrastructure. At least 40 people have been arrested since mid-May.

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to avoid any form of public demonstration or public gathering and to keep abreast of the general climate.

 

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