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Thousands demonstrate in Morocco`s largest city

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 09:40

Casablanca: About 6,000 Moroccans marched through downtown Casablanca calling for greater democracy and an end to corruption.

Sunday`s march by the February 20 movement was the largest in months and suggested the movement`s message of reform still has resonance among Moroccans.

King Mohammed VI has started his own reform process, and last week a panel of experts presented him with a series of constitutional amendments they say would bring greater democracy.

The movement`s weekly protests had been regularly attacked by police until a protester died allegedly from a police beating on June 02.

Unlike the popular uprisings sweeping other Arab countries, Morocco`s activists are not calling for the King`s ouster, just a limiting of his powers.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 09:40
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