Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thousands join Morocco protest rallies
RABAT — Several thousand people rallied in Moroccan cities on Sunday demanding political reform and limits on the powers of the king, the latest protests demanding change to have rocked the region.
Over 2,000 people took to the streets of the capital Rabat, 4,000 according to the organisers, shouting: "The people want change."
In Casablanca, the North African nation's biggest city, over 1,000 people came out demanding: "Freedom, dignity, justice," an AFP correspondent reported.
The demonstrations were peaceful as of midday.
"I want a Morocco that's more fair and with less corruption," said a student demonstrator in Casablanca who asked not to be named.
Posted by nickglais on 2/20/2011 04:39:00 AM