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Demonstrators in Northern Morocco demands release protestleider

Demonstrators in Northern Morocco demands release protestleider

In the Northern Moroccan city of Al Hoceima on Tuesday and to -night thousands of people take to the streets merged to demonstrate for the release of protestleider Nasser Zefzafi.

Zefzafi Monday was arrested, because he according to the police, the security in the country was in danger and the freedom of religion rights. He is already a few months in the face of protests against unemployment and corruption in Morocco.

Demonstrators shouted, according to the BBC, “we are all Zefzafi”. The riot police stood Tuesday night ready to intervene, but pulled back eventually. It came to riots. According to AFP, there were also in Casablanca and the capital Rabat protests.

Since October is restless in the Rif mountains in Northern Morocco, an area where Berbers live, and that economic is subordinated to the rest of the country. The protesters blame the police that they have a vishandelaar from whom the merchandise was confiscated, have been killed.

Zefzafi would Friday, an imam have offended during the Friday prayers. When the police have him wanted to keep, prevent protestors that. In the weekend were several people in Al Hoceima arrested in riots between the police and demonstrators.

Demonstrators to go back to the streets in Morocco

Hundreds of people are in the city of Al Hoceima again, the street merged.
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Demonstrators demand the release of Nasser Zefzafi, which on 29 may was held.
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Zefzafi is already months in the face of protests against corruption and poverty in Northern Morocco.
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In the Rif mountains In northern Morocco is the already since October restless.
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