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Anti-regime protests resume in Morocco

Arab World Materials 26 September 2011 07:00
Thousands of Moroccans have once again taken to the streets to call for deep political changes despite recent reforms aimed at curbing powers of King Mohammed VI, Press TV reported.
Anti-regime protests resume in Morocco

Thousands of Moroccans have once again taken to the streets to call for deep political changes despite recent reforms aimed at curbing powers of King Mohammed VI, Press TV reported.

The demonstrations were held in the country's biggest city of Casablanca as well as in Tangiers, Marrakesh and the capital city of Rabat on Sunday, AFP reported.

The demonstrations were organized by the February 20 movement, named after the date Moroccans, inspired by revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, first began their anti-government protests.

Protesters urged the government to fight corruption and called for "more social justice."

Demonstrators in Rabat also called for the release of a protester detained during rallies in Casablanca in June.

The king's proposed reforms received people's positive vote in a referendum on July 1.

The reforms include the transfer of some of the powers of the king to the prime minister and the parliament, but the king will remain the head of state and the military as well as the highest religious authority in the country.

The Moroccan government has announced that the country's parliamentary elections will be held in November.

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