Moroccans march, call for election boycott

Thousands of Moroccans have staged protests in two cities to express anger over police violence and demand a more democratic constitution in the kingdom.

In a poor Casablanca neighbourhood on Sunday, some 4000 protesters from the February 20 pro-democracy movement called for a boycott of legislative elections next month.

A separate protest was held on Sunday in the Atlantic coast city of Safi after the death of a protester at a sit-in broken up by police last week.

Like many Arab countries, Morocco has been swept with popular protests calling for reform this year.

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