30 December 2012

Morocco: Moroccan Police Arrest 30 Protestors

Demonstrators protesting against rising prices of water and electricity clashed with police in Marrakech, AFP reported the interior ministry as saying on Saturday (December 29).

"Thirty people were arrested Friday in Marrakech for organising an unauthorised demonstration," the ministry statement said, adding that these people committed "acts of violence and vandalism" and threw stones at law enforcement officers and citizens.

Witnesses told AFP that roughly 60 people were injured when policemen used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protestors. One witness claimed four of them were in a serious condition.

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