Grim atmosphere by protests Morocco

The first protests against the Moroccan Government in the northern city of al-Hoceima got out of hand.

Order troops used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. After fighting broke out between youths and security forces.

Local media report that three police cars on fire. A number of young people is busted. According to eye-witnesses wanted ten thousand demonstrators from the area of al-Hoceima join a peaceful protest in the main square of the town. Even before they were in the square, some young people started demolitions.

Elsewhere in Morocco was peacefully protested. Opponents of the Government went under more in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier and Nador to the streets.

In Rabat came thousands of people gathered in a protest March, which led to the Parliament building. The demonstrators were shouting slogans against the Government, corruption, unemployment and the State media. The protesters demanded that the Government resign and that Parliament is dissolved. In addition, they want a new Constitution of the country is a parliamentary democracy and makes the King a ceremonial head of State. No slogans against King Mohammed VI were called.

Through social networks on the internet had the Movement of 20 February a demonstration announced. The movement made up largely of young people exists, is inspired by the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunesieen that resulted in the departure of the dictators Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak.

Last weekend there were protests not only in Morocco. Also in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Algeria, Yemen and Djibouti, thousands of people went to the streets to the departure of authoritarian Government and to demand democratic reforms.

Iran came in for a mass deployment of the police and pro-Government militias that protests a large-scale character. A person died during a confrontation between the security forces and demonstrators.


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