Morocco: Scores flood streets protesting illegal mine deaths

People flooded the streets of the northeastern city of Jerada on Monday outraged by a string of deaths in collapsed closed mines. Crowd chanted and clapped, with children also attending the protest covered in Moroccan flags. Protesters also brought props resembling the coffins of the mine victims. Earlier this month, one illegal miner was killed and another injured after an abandoned mine... Еще collapsed. Wide protests broke out last December when two brothers aged 23 and 30 died in a similar incident. Outrage grew following the rescue operation, which reportedly took 36 hours. Locals have dubbed the pits 'mines of death' since hundreds of people risk their lives every day digging in dangerous conditions, according to critics. Reports state that the mine, which was officially closed in 1990, used to employ over 9,000 people.

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