June 3, 2017 17:48 IST

Rare protests rock Morocco

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Moroccan police fire a water cannon at protesters demonstrating against alleged corruption in the provincial town of Imzouren, Morocco, June 2, 2017. Mouhcine Fikri's death has become a symbol for frustrations over official abuses and revived the spirit of the February 20 movement that spearheaded pro-democracy rallies in 2011 and prompted King Mohammed VI to cede some of his powers. Credit: Reuters
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Protesters throw stones towards riot police during a demonstration against alleged corruption in the provincial town of Imzouren, Morocco, June 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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While some anger in the Al Hoceima protests has been directed at "Makhzen" - the royal governing establishment, the demonstrations in northern Morocco, as in 2011, have not been directed at the king. Morocco has a deeply rooted monarchy, the Muslim world's longest-serving dynasty. Credit: Reuters
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Thousands of protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the northern town of Al-Hoceima against official abuses and corruption, Morocco June 1, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Protesters hold their phones as they shout slogans during a demonstration in the northern town of Al-Hoceima against official abuses and corruption, Morocco June 1, 2017 Credit: Reuters