Sunday 25 February 2018

Thousands hold protests in Morocco

Adrian Blomfield in Rabat

Thousands took to the streets in cities across Morocco yesterday demanding better civil rights and an end to corruption in the North African country where King Mohammed VI this month promised constitutional reform.

"Morocco should start drawing some serious lessons from what's happening around it," said Bouchta Moussaif, who was among 2,000 people marching in capital Rabat.

Thousands joined protests in Casablanca, the country's biggest city, in Tangiers in the north, and in Agadir on the Atlantic coast.

"The king did not meet the demands made during the first nationwide protest, that's why we are here again. He promised to reform the constitution and we all know how far those promises have got us," Mr Moussaif added. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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