20 Feb '11, 1pm

Thousands demand change in Morocco

Thousands demand change in Morocco

RABAT - Several thousand people rallied in Moroccan cities on Sunday demanding political reform and limits on the powers of King Mohammed VI, the latest protests demanding change that have rocked the region. More than 2,000 people took to the streets of the capital Rabat, shouting: "The people want change." In Casablanca, the North African nation's biggest city, over 1,000 people came out demanding: "Freedom, dignity, justice," an AFP correspondent reported. Demonstrations were held in other Moroccan cities, including the port of Tangier. The demonstrations were peaceful as of midday. Thousands of young Moroccans have joined the "February 20" movement on the social networking site Facebook, calling for peaceful demonstrations demanding a new constitution limiting the king's powers and more social justice. The call has similar origins to the so-called "Facebook revolutions"...

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