EOS Alerts 27-6-2017
Morocco: Police Clash with Protesters in Al Hoceima
Police fire tear gas and clash with demonstrators
Local reports have indicated that police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators who marched in Al Hoceima to demand the release of political prisoners who were detained in previous anti-corruption protests. Several protesters were reported injured and traffic on the roads leading into the city was restricted. Further protests of a similar nature are possible in the near-term.
Protests in Morocco often result in violence, with excessive use of force being used by the Moroccan police. As such, it is advisable to avoid any large gatherings of people, protests and demonstrations. Be aware of possible associated disruptions to travel and plan accordingly. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.