Morocco: Protesters face off with police on anniversary of fisherman’s death

A number of people were arrested after protesters took to the streets of Al-Hoceima in Morocco on Saturday marking the one year anniversary of the death of fisherman Mohsen Fikri. The restive city of Al-Hoceima has been rocked by protests by local youth demanding jobs and an end of perceived government corruption. The demonstrations first erupted one year ago following the death of Fikri who... Еще was crushed to death in a garbage truck while protesting attempts by police to confiscate his fish. Police staged running battles trying to stop the protests taking place following a ‘call out’ on social media. Later, protesters gathered with memorial banners in the streets to honour fisherman Fikri. The death of Fikri sparked protests across the country and led to the dismissal of four cabinet ministers.

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