Morocco: Mass protests follow the assassination of a fishmonger

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.