Morocco: “February 20” movement slams Casablanca crackdown

The February 20 movement, which is pushing for democratic reform in Morocco, on March 13 “strongly condemned” the crackdown on a protest in Casablanca in which dozens were injured. Police stormed the office of the United Socialist Party (PSU) after protesters took refuge there. The movement called for further demonstrations to go ahead as planned on March 20 in several cities to press for sweeping political changes. “The [king’s] speech of March 9 was a first gain for the Moroccan people because he announced new constitutional reforms. But it was followed by a process of repression against our movement which we strongly condemn,” protest leaders said in a statement. (Middle East Online, March 14; Press TV, March 13)

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