Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.
- 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.