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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 06:56 AM

Fishmonger's gruesome death sparks protests in Morocco

(being compared to the death of the Tunisian vendor which set off that uprising)

Outraged Moroccan students in the northern city of Al-Hoceima boycotted schools on Monday and took to the streets in new protests over the gruesome death of a fishmonger, who was crushed to death inside a garbage truck in the city.

Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed to death in the truck on Friday, as he reportedly tried to protest against a municipal worker seizing and destroying his wares.

An image of his inert body - head and arm sticking out from under the lorry's crushing mechanism - went viral on social media, sparking protests in more than 20 cities nationwide over the weekend, including in the capital Rabat.

Footage online showed thousands of people following the yellow ambulance that carried Fikri's body through Al-Hoceima in the ethnically Berber Rif region on Sunday.


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/fishmonger-gruesome-death-sparks-protests-morocco-161031131330359.html

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Dorian Gray Nov 2016 #1

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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 07:13 AM

1. Jeez

How terrible! I don't blame them for protesting! Awful!

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