One killed in Moroccan student riots
A student was killed, several others injured and hundreds arrested when students clashed with police in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, press reports said Friday, dpa reported.
The death occurred when a student fell down from a fourth-floor window at the university campus during the riots in the city 320 kilometres south of the capital Rabat on Wednesday.
One of the injured victims was in a serious condition, and several others did not dare go to hospital for fear of being arrested, according to a student communique quoted by the newspaper el-Tajdid.
The students had demonstrated in favour of better lodgings and the readmission of students who had been expelled.
Some of the protesters threw stones at the 1,000 police keeping order, prompting the officers to respond with tear gas and rubber bullets, reports said.