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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

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2017, 12h00 until 11/6/2017, 11h59 (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Rabat


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.


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.


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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