Update: protests in morocco

The protests have erupted since Saturday night and there have been no records of violence which is really positive and something we need to be thankful for. The protests have been happening for two days now. 

Today, youngesters and students have been protesting in Al-Hoceima as well. 
Protests have not only taken place in Al-Hoceima and Nador but have now spread to Tanger,Tetouan, Imzouren, Casablanca,Rabat, Fés, Méknes, Oujda,Fnideq,Marrakech, Berkane, Agadir, Driouch and Safi. 

This monday lots of shops,cafés, school and public places are closed to protest the corruption and show solidarity with Mohsin Fikri. 

The Guardian and Al-Jazeera Plus (Arabi) and BBC have also picked up the news. 

Nadir Bouhmouch will be on Democracy Now today to discuss the situation in Morocco. It will be in English and as soon as I have the link i will post it on here. 



tip by Hannes Herbst

Syrian refugees in Nador

October 17, 2013

Syrian refugees (originally from Homs) were offered a happy Eid by Noor organisation in Nador. Nador is a city situated in Nortern Morocco, inhabited by a majority of amazigh people. The following video documents their situation. (translation by Syrian Freedom below the video)

Those are our Syrian brothers, who came as guests. They have problems in their homeland.

We want to emphasize to our brothers in Nador that there are approximately 50 Syrian families here.

This family for example, has nothing to eat nor to drink, they have no clothes. And watch this child, poor child, he is covered with spots, they are ill and have some complications.

People here should know this, so the people can visit them to aid them. I call upon doctors to come and help, they forgot our Syrian brothers. We should focus on those children so they won’t be lost.

Please give them clothes, they don’t have clothes to change. They wash their clothes during night in order to wear them the next morning!

They go to the mosques for help, but if they are not helped, they are left alone.

All praise belongs to God, our independent organisation, will help our Syrian brothers untill we’re tired.

Thank you NadorCity for this report. And I recall on the citizens of Nador to help the Syrians, with all means possible.