Friday , October 20 2017

Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Tragic Death Expected to Draw Thousands to Rotterdam

A coalition of Rif activist groups in diaspora is planning a large rally this Saturday, October 28th,  in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city, to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. His death was followed by massive anti-government peaceful protests in northern Rif region demanding social and economic justice.

On the other hand, Moroccan Authorities have responded harshly to the ongoing peaceful protests with an unprecedented crackdown, using excessive force to disperse crowds and carrying out mass arrests and detentions of more than 1000 protesters including Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of the protest movement. 

Mouhcine Fikri

 

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