Civil unrest in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco

Police used violent beatings and detentions in Rabat and Casablanca to disperse demonstrators seeking more democratic rights and economic benefits. Although Morocco is a relatively moderate and stable state, it has witnessed increasing unrest inspired by the successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. There have been 6 deaths so far.

Travellers to these areas should exercise caution and avoid all public demonstrations since they may quickly become violent.

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