The population of the mining town of Jerada, in northeastern Morocco, has been mobilised for more than three months against misery, economic marginalization and state repression. Last December 22nd, the death of two brothers, Houcine […]
A feeling of “déjà vu”.
On the evening of Friday, 28 October, a poor fish vendor, Mohsen Fikri, was murdered in the town of Al Hoceima (in the Rif region) after being searched by police. The appalling images of his death circulated online caused a huge stir, his body having been crushed by a dumpster. This was the trigger for the country to be swept by some of the largest protests since 2011 and the so-called “20 February Movement” that challenged the monarchy at the time.