Monday , February 19 2018

Morocco: Protests Over Water Shortage Continue in Zagora


Many parts of southern Morocco have been rocked by an unprecedented wave of protests since the start of the summer over water shortages crisis, the protests were even called ‘Thirsty protests’.

One of the largest protests took place in Zagora, a town in the Draa River valley of southeastern Morocco, where more than 1000 protesters led by civil rights activist marched to the local city hall on Sunday to demand clean and safe drinking water following a series of service interruptions for hours – or even days -, as well as demanding a total reform of their water and electricity bills.

This peaceful protests has led to the arrest of at least a dozen people – since the start of the summer – for taking part in an “unauthorised demonstration” Local Morocco police authority said.

Video by Salem Laania

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