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MOROCCO: Thousands attend reformist protests

February 20, 2011 |  4:36 am

 Moroccans are heeding opposition activists' call to take to the streets Sunday despite state media reports that the demonstrations have been canceled. Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Rabat reported thousands of demonstrators on the streets of the capital.

The nascent protest movement, known to some by its Twitter hashtag #feb20, is echoing the call already heard in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya and Algeria for more political freedom and an end to corruption.

This video could not be verified but appears to show several hundred Moroccan protesters shouting slogans for freedom and human dignity.

--Meris Lutz in Beirut