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Guest Post - Ghassan Koumiya on the demonstrations in Morocco

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:03
Protest in Casablanca

 

[Glad to welcome Ghassan Koumiya, a young scholar, to my blog. For some background about what Ghassan writes, you can see my diary of travels earlier this year through Morocco - including in the Rif - published in The Hindu]

 

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On October 8, thousands of people flooded the streets of Casablanca to protest against the Moroccan regime’s fierce crackdown on peaceful protests in the Rif region (in the north of Morocco).

 

Protest in Casablanca (October 8)
Protest in Casablanca (October 8)

 

Call for the protest came from leftist youth, the Left Democratic Federation (FGD) and the Annahj Dimocrati (Democratic Way). The pr