Morocco: Protests against ‘mines of death’ continue in Jerada

Mass protests continued in Jerada on Tuesday, as demonstrators demanded justice and better living conditions in the city after the death of two coal miners last month. The demonstrations have been taking place since December 22, when two brothers aged 23 and 30 died after an abandoned coalmine collapsed on them. Outrage grew following the rescue operation which reportedly took 36 hours... Еще. Demonstrators chanted, asking the government to provide higher security in the mines and implement measures against poverty. Locals have dubbed the pits ‘mines of death’ since hundreds of people risk their lives every day digging in dangerous conditions, according to protesters. Reports state that the mine, which was closed in 1990, used to employ over 9,000 people.

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