Police grab leader of a protest the North of Morocco on

Police grab leader of a protest the North of Morocco on

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The “face” of the violent protests in the north of Morocco, Nasser Zefzafi (39), Monday, arrested. Zefzafi has set itself the leader of the protest declared that in the region of the Reef has begun.

He was since Friday on the run and was hiding.

The authorities accuse him of an “attack on the freedom of religion”. She aims at a demonstration during Friday prayers. When called Zefzafi a curse in the direction of the imam in the prayer service led.

The police wanted him on Friday in his house in al-Hoceima to continue, but crashed on angry demonstrators, according to the news le360. This weekend it came to a confrontation between demonstrators and police. In addition, twenty people were arrested.

The Rifgebied is poor and feels neglected by the central government. The region is mainly inhabited by Berbers, an indigenous North-African people with their own language and culture.

The tension rises since October. Then there was a tragic incident, a fishmonger from whom the goods seized was taken. He came according to the demonstrators of the time at that event to life through the actions of the agents.

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