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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:09 AM
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Protesters demand reform in Morocco
Source: Al Jazeera English

Demonstrators continue their bid for peaceful social and constitutional reform in the kingdom.
Last Modified: April 25 2011 01:49 GMT

Thousands of protesters have participated in rallies in cities across Morocco, demanding social and economic reforms. They called for an end to corruption, and want more jobs for the increasing number of university graduates who face joblessness.

The peaceful protests are predominately working class in tone, demanding constitutional reforms and new parliamentary elections.

The marches on Sunday were organised by the February 20 movement, which has led protests for the past two months, with support from Morocco's best-known Islamist movement, Adl wal Ihsan, which is barred from politics in the North African kingdom.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has already pledged changes to the constitution for the first time in 15 years, but protesters remain sceptical about the possibility of real change.

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.


Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/video/africa/2011/04/20114...



(Video report at the link)
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:44 AM
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1. Wow...Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Syria and now Morocco
It seems the whole Islamic world is turning revolutionary...what's up with that? :shrug:

Still waiting for that big shoe to drop: Saudi Arabia.


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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:10 AM
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2. The police will probably crack down
and round up the usual suspects.

:hi:
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