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Rally in Moroccan capital Rabat

<p>Thousands of Moroccans have rallied in the capital Rabat in support of protests in the north of the country against corruption.</p> <p>Demonstrations have been rocking the northern city of Al Hoceima for months, leading to the arrest of many of those behind the movement. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police lined up at the top of Avenue Mohammed V, completely shut down with march <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hirak?src=hash">#Hirak</a> <a href="https://t.co/p3qevj0lKS">pic.twitter.com/p3qevj0lKS</a></p>— Samia Errazzouki (@S_Errazzouki) <a href="https://twitter.com/S_Errazzouki/status/873916738940932096">June 11, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>At the rally in Rabat, one woman said: “We are here today at this national march to say something clearly – we want freedom for political prisoners from Al Hoceima,” </p> <p>“We want a real democracy. We want active participation for citizens; a parliament that really represents Moroccans. We want to participate in the decisions because today that’s not the case.”</p> <p>Calls for justice have snow balled into a wider social movement, demanding greater freedoms.</p> <p>The rally, organized by the country’s most popular Islamist movement, is the largest in the city since unrest followed the 2011 Arab Spring.</p>