#Feb20, Morocco, Protests

The February 20 Movement for Change

In Morocco, Fears of Chaos Temper Calls for Change – NYTimes.com

On Sunday, in response to a “February 20 Movement for Change” that began on Facebook, more than 10,000 people turned out in cities across the country to call for democratic change, lower food prices, freedom for Islamist prisoners, rights for Berbers and a variety of causes, including pan-Arab nationalism.

In Rabat, the capital, and in Casablanca, the largest city, there were between 3,000 and 5,000 protesters, and there were smaller demonstrations in Marrakesh, Tangier and other cities. All were peaceful, though state radio announced that the rallies had been canceled, perhaps as a tactic to keep the turnout down.

There were reports of scattered violence on Sunday evening in Marrakesh, where protesters, some of them throwing stones, clashed with the police and attacked a McDonald’s, and in the northern town of Larache, where a gas station was set ablaze.





4 thoughts on “The February 20 Movement for Change

  1. اين انتم يا ايها المغاربة الراغبون في حياة كريمة تحت هده الكارثة البيئية بتطوان ماهدا الصمت الرهيب تجاها الازبال بالجبال

    Posted by zahra | May 19, 2012, 6:52 am


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