Thousands Protest in Morocco

Monday, February 21, 2011

Moroccans demonstrate in the streets of Tetouan on Febuary 20, 2011 in favour of political reforms limiting, amongst other demands, the powers of the king. (STR/AFP/Getty)

Following protests in the region, Moroccan demonstrators flooded the streets to rally for political reform Sunday. Along with calling for the monarchy's power to be re-evaluated, protesters chanted slogans heard elsewhere in the Middle East. Steven Erlanger, Paris bureau chief for The New York Times reports from Casablanca. He describes the protests. The demonstrations were authorized by the government and went peacefully. However, the question is whether this is the beginning of something greater.

They want the government to resign, says Steven Erlanger, explaining that the king will likely use the momentum of change to his advantage.


Steven Erlanger

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