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Morocco: Protests in Fnideq demanding the opening of mosques and authorities disperse demonstrators

Residents of the Moroccan city of Fnideq went out yesterday, Tuesday, after evening prayers, in a demonstration to demand the reopening of mosques and the dropping of the lockdown decided, by authorities, to take place after breakfast throughout the month of Ramadan.

which the government announced as part of measures it said aimed to limit the spread of the Corona virus.

Local media social media platform showed demonstrators chanting slogans such as “People want Tarawih prayers in mosques” and “This is a shame .. This is a shame … Islam is in danger,”, while cars belonging to police tried to disperse Protesters. It was reported that “arrests may have occurred against some demonstrators in some neighborhoods.”

Moroccan Government announced the decision to impose a night-time curfew in Ramadan, starting at eight in the evening, in the midst of what it is described as the “alarming, difficult and critical” epidemiological situation in the country due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The government’s decision sparked a wave of anger, especially among cafes and restaurants professionals.

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