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Moroccans call for change


With Morocco becoming the latest country to experience protests in its streets, at least 4,000 people turned out in the capital Rabat on Sunday calling for King Mohammed to give up some of his powers.

Along with constitutional reforms, they want political prisoners released and a clamp down on government corruption. But there’s still general support for the royal family.

One pro-democracy demonstrator said: “Today we are here to say that we are all Moroccans, we love our country, we love our king, but we are against corruption and economic and political monopoly.”

Smaller protests were also held in Marrakesh and Casablanca; a group calling itself the February 20 Movement for Change was one of the organisers of the marches. Over the next few days the group says it plans to hold daily sit-ins in strategic areas.

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