Arab Spring turmoil mutes Morocco protest movement | AFP
When Arab Spring protests erupted in early 2011, Morocco’s February 20 pro-reform movement mobilised mass demonstrations, but three years on its goals remain frustrated and regional turmoil has dampened demand for change.
The movement that once brought tens of thousands onto the streets of main cities now musters just a few dozen activists to call for democratic reforms or denounce the high cost of living.
"It does seem that as a movement, the February 20 movement hasn’t gone anywhere, its demonstrations have ended, it hasn’t drafted the same level of support … that it initially attracted in early 2011," said analyst Issandr Amrani of the International Crisis Group (ICG).
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