More violent protests in Morocco

In the north Moroccan town of al-Hoceima, a protest by thousands of demonstrators that were commemorating Rif nationalist, Mohammad ben Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi became violent when police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Approximately 30 police officers were injured. All roads entering the town were closed. This town has been the site for a number of similar protests since the death of the fishmonger, Mohsen Fikri in October.


Travellers should always exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without warning.