Rallies held in Moroccan capital, other cities


People have rallied in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and in other northern cities to show support for a weeks-long campaign against corruption and official abuses in the north.

People demonstrated on Sunday, carrying the portraits of detained activists and chanting slogans against what they described as the “ruling mafia.”

Some chanted, “Your corruption is starting to stink.”

“We are here for dignity, equality, social justice,” said one of the protesters.

“We came out to protest about the social reality in Morocco,” said another, adding “We’re here in solidarity with al-Hoceima, to demand dignity,” referring to the city that has been the site of many demonstrations in recent weeks.