Morocco: Casablanca Protest Draws Thousands
Protests in Casablanca's Mohammed V square today drew thousands of Moroccans, as evidenced by the many photos and videos being posted online. Participants in the demonstration are demanding government reform and an end to corruption.
On Twitter, @mounirbensalah shares a photograph from Casablanca, showing a sea of men and women demonstrating outside of the Palais de Justice in the city's main square, Mohammed V. The building in the photo is the government finance office.
In this first video, the protests are led by a singer who, using a tune by Moroccan group Hoba Hoba Spirit, mocks Qaddafi while making allusions to Morocco's ruler. He sings: “we are you taking us/leading us brother/are you leading us to Saudia?/I've been receiving one hit after the other/Sarkozy won't welcome me/Obama won't welcome me…”
Report: Jillian C. York at Global Voices globalvoicesonline.org/2011/03/06/morocco-casablanca-protest-draws-thousands/
Tags: Morocco , World , Politics , Protests
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