Morocco: Mass protests call for justice in Jerada after collapsed mine kills two

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Jerada city in Northeastern Morocco on Tuesday, calling for justice and better living conditions in the city after the death of two coal miners last week. The demonstrations have been on since Friday, the day when two brothers aged 23 and 30 died during the collapse of an abandoned coal mine they were digging. Outraged grew following the rescue... Еще operation that reportedly took 36 hours to extract the bodies. Demonstrators chanted, calling for a fair investigation of the tragedy, as well as compensation for the families of the victims. On Monday, the general strike attracted around 3,000 people, with shops and cafes being closed around the city. People also protested the economic policy of the government that encourages people to dig abandoned mines in dangerous conditions. According to reports, the mine, that was closed in 1990, used to employ over 9,000 people.

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