- Mouvement Février 20
- Confédération démocratique du travail
- Federal National Conference
- Unifiée de la Gauche Socialiste
- Démarche démocratique
- Parti socialiste unifié
- Socialiste démocratique Parti Vanguard
- Association Marocaine des Droits de l’Homme
- Association d’ATTAC Maroc
- Association nationale des diplômés chômeurs au Maroc
- Tendance Militant-e
- Parti Umma
- Fédérale de la jeunesse
- Courants basale
- Union Nationale des Etudiants du Maroc
- Adl Wal Ihsaan
- observatoir amazigh pour la liberté et les droits de l’homme
Ahmed Benchemsi about Morocco - Oslo Freedom Forum 2011
La nouvelle démocratie du Maroc pour LES NULS.
#feb20 France calls to Boycott the referendum
Women (Baltajia) convinced by the Feb20 movement …
I boycott, We Boycott, You Boycott, They Boycott, … the referendum on the constitution.
1 word: BOYCOTT
The makhzen and their barbaric acts …
Interview with Ahmed Benchemsi about #Morocco reforms and friday’s King M6 his speech.
Demonstrators loyal to King Mohammed VI attacked democracy activists with eggs and bottles in the Moroccan capital of Rabat Sunday, during dual rallies both for and against the king’s proposed reforms.AP – Pro-government demonstrators in Morocco on Sunday attacked democracy activists protesting constitutional reforms recently unveiled by the king. Hundreds of youths pledging their support to King Mohammed VI scattered the pro-reform demonstrations taking place in a lower-income neighborhood in Rabat, hunting them through the narrow streets. After pro-democracy protests swept Morocco in February, the monarch unveiled a series of constitutional reforms Friday. Activists have said, however, they are insufficient and pledged to keep up their weekly demonstrations.
An hour before the February 20 protest was set to begin in the neighborhood of Taqqadum, the streets were filled with hundreds of young men riding in trucks accompanied by musicians calling for support for the king and his constitution.
When they encountered the democracy activists attempting to begin their own protest, they pelted them with stones and eggs and attacked them. They were later joined by youths from the neighborhood, some of whom hurled glass bottles at cars believed to contain activists.“It is the same as the baltigiya of Egypt,” said activist Zineb Belmkaddem, referring to the notorious government-hired thugs that would attack Egypt’s pro-democracy demonstrators during the uprising there months ago. “They threw eggs and rocks at her and tried to take off her pants,” she said, describing the attack on a fellow colleague. In some cases, the small numbers of police present attempted to shield the activists and a police van evacuated a group of them, but the attacks on protesters continued after they left the area. At one point, hundreds of young men chanting “the people say yes to the constitution” could be seen chasing after a single activist through the narrow streets. Reports by activists indicate that similar pro-government counter protests are taking place in other cities across the country.
While there is widespread dissatisfaction with the government and the economy in Morocco, the king remains popular and his announcement that he had transformed the country into a constitutional monarchy with the new reforms was widely welcomed.The reforms, which will be put to a referendum on July 1, grant additional powers to the prime minister and the parliament and enshrine respect for human rights, gender equality and judicial independence into the constitution. Activists, however, maintain that the reforms, which involved little consultation with the rest of society, are superficial and the king still retains his practically absolute powers. In his speech Friday, the king urged the country to vote yes to the new constitution.
The February 20th USA Movement will be holding a protest on June 19th in New York City
The Associated Press
CASABLANCA, Morocco — About 6,000 Moroccans marched through downtown Casablanca calling for greater democracy and an end to corruption.
Sunday’s march by the February 20 movement was the largest in months and suggested the movement’s message of reform still has resonance among Moroccans.
King Mohammed VI has started his own reform process, and last week a panel of experts presented him with a series of constitutional amendments they say would bring greater democracy.
The movement’s weekly protests had been regularly attacked by police until a protester died allegedly from a police beating on June 2.
Unlike the popular uprisings sweeping other Arab countries, Morocco’s activists are not calling for the king’s ouster, just a limiting of his powers.
In solidarity of the February 20th Movement Morocco.
Sit-in in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
June 5th 2011
- Le parisien: Maroc : la rue gronde contre le projet de réformes du roi #20fev
Plusieurs milliers de manifestants ont répondu à l’appel du Mouvement...
- [#FEB20] Press review: The violent repression of Sunday 22nd of May reported by international press
International press agencies in addition to...
- Think-tank: Persistent protests undermine 'Moroccan exception'
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