Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Moroccan students in the city of Al Hoceima boycotted schools on Monday and took to the streets to continue their protests over the gruesome death of Mohcine Fikri, the 31-year-old fishmonger who was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he was attempting to recover his fish which was confiscated by the authorities.
The protests were peaceful, with most protesters calling on the authorities to conduct a fair investigation, one that would determine the exact circumstances of the tragedy, including severely punish those responsible for Mohcine’s gruesome death.
“Criminals, criminals. murderers and terrorists,” the young students were shouting, from which many are still minors as the featured video shows.
Other slogans like “Long live the people, Long live the people,” and “Liberty, Dignity, Social Justice,” were shouted by the young students as well.
Morocco witnessed yesterday an unprecedented wave of peaceful protests across various cities of the Kingdom, with far more people in the streets of the kingdom yesterday than in the wake of the Arab spring.
The Moroccan Times.