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Morocco Rif protests will not gain nationwide traction

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Significance

Al Hoceima and the wider Rif region have witnessed demonstrations since October 2016, when a local fish seller was killed in a confrontation with local officials.

Impacts

  • The king's annual Throne Day Address on July 30 will influence the intensity of protests in Al Hoceima.
  • Unrelated social protests throughout Morocco will be a lingering problem for the government and the palace.
  • Protests will likely be driven by local demands, rather than broad-based national political movements.
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