Anti austerity marches held in Morocco

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Anti austerity marches held in Morocco

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There have been anti austerity marches in Morocco as thousands of unemployed graduates demanded jobs in the public sector.

Anger is growing with the country’s Islamist-led government which is trying to push through sensitive cuts to state salaries and fuel and food subsidies, while more austerity measures are on there way.

Sunday’s rally was the first time left-wingers, Islamists and union activists have come together in such large numbers.

Analysts say the government may be vulnerable in pushing its reforms because King Mohammed is keen to avoid a return to 2011 pro-democracy protests.