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Protests in several cities in Morocco to demand freedom, social justice and lower prices

Thousands of Moroccans demonstrated on Sunday, in the capital Rabat and in several other cities, to denounce the rise in the prices of consumer products and fuel and the policy of the Makhzen regime, calling for “returning power to the people”.

Hundreds of demonstrators protested in cities, most notably Casablanca, Rabat, Tangiers, Oujda, Agadir and Fez.

These protests came in response to a call made by the Social Front, formed by leftist, union and human rights political organizations.

Clips shared  on social media showed that the demonstrators in the capital were subjected to violence by security forces who tried to block the road in front of them.

The protesters carried slogans such as “Resilient” and “Together for a Glimpse of Dignity.”

They also raised slogans condemning the high prices, and the deteriorating social conditions, which large groups of Moroccans suffer from due to the crisis resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, and they raised slogans calling for the departure of Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, holding him and his government responsible for the recent price increases.

According to media reports, the surroundings of Bab Doukkala Square in Marrakesh witnessed a great security alert in preparation for the protest stand.

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