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Morocco: Thousands storm streets to protest fish seller's gruesome death

Morocco: Thousands storm streets to protest fish seller's gruesome death

Morocco

The horiffic death of a fish seller in Morocco has sparked a new wave of protests from the public who are urging authorities to punish those responsible for the tragedy.

The 30 year old fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, died on Friday night after being crushed by a refuse lorry as he tried to oppose the seizure and destruction of his goods by police.

The victim had reportedly refused to comply with the police after he was found with a significant amount of prohibited fish species.

“We came here to condemn this act committed against a martyr Mouhcine Fikri. We strongly condemn this crime which we witnessed. It is a premeditated act,” one of the protesters said.

The appalling circumstances of his death filmed on a mobile phone and disseminated on the internet has shocked the population.

The protesters match took them from Hoceima to Imezourn and then later to where the victim was buried.

Reacting to the protests, King Mohammed the Sixth currently in an African tour, dispatched his interior minister to extend his condolences and compassion to the family of the deceased.

The King also gave instructions for a thorough investigation to be conducted-which will determine the exact circumstances of the tragedy and punish those responsible.

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