CASABLANCA, Morocco - Thousands of people
marched through cities in Morocco on Sunday either to protest or
to support constitutional reforms proposed by King Mohammed in
reaction to unrest inspired by "Arab Spring" uprisings in the
Critics of the reforms says they do not go far enough to
reduce his powers. The march against the monarch's measures was
the latest in a wave of marches in the North African state and
comes days before a July 1 referendum on the reform plan.
"We reject the offers made (by the king). They keep the
essence of authority in the hands of a non-elected person who
will not be subject to any form of accountability," said Hamid,
a jobless 38-year-old among 7,000 protesters who marched through
a working class suburb of Casablanca, Morocco
's largest city.
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