Uprisings spread to Morocco
The democratic movement spreads to another country.
Tens of thousands march peacefully in Morocco for political reform
The mass rally was aimed at expanding democratic rights in Morocco, a nation that is a hereditary monarchy and at times has been oppressive.
By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Rabat, Morocco —
In what is being called an unprecedented show of political unity and strength, tens of thousands of protesters from various political strains marched peacefully in cities and towns across the country Sunday demanding rapid political reform.
The mass rally, marchers said, was aimed at expanding democratic rights in a nation that has long been a hereditary monarchy and at times been as oppressive as its autocratic northern African neighbors.
“We no longer want to be subjects,” said Abdelilah Benabdeslam, a leader of the Morrocan Human Rights Organization. “We want to be citizens.”