24-05-2022 08:09 AM Jerusalem Timing

Moroccans Turnout for Uprising Anniversary

Moroccans Turnout for Uprising Anniversary

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in Morocco’s cities to mark the one year anniversary of the North African kingdom’s uprising amid calls for more political and economic reforms in the kingdom

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in Morocco's cities to mark the one year anniversary of the North African kingdom’s uprising amid calls for more political and economic reforms in the kingdom.

Protesters poured onto the streets of Casablanca, the country's second largest city, on Sunday to demand social justice and a fight against corruption in the African country.

In the capital, Rabat, the protesters marched through the center of the town and chanted slogans in support of the "February 20 movement.”

The movement, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, called on “all free people of this nation to continue the struggle for the sake of a real change based on the people’s will.” The movement renewed its appeal for an “end to tyranny and corruption” and the rejection of political reforms introduced by King Mohammed VI last year.

Protests broke out in Morocco on February 20 what prompted the king to amend the constitution to curtail is powers and hold early elections.