Rabat / Khaled Majdoub / Anatolia
On Wednesday, protests continued in Moroccan cities, rejecting a government decision to impose vaccination against the “Corona” virus as a condition for movement in the country and entry to public institutions and others.
In light of intense security measures, dozens of people demonstrated in the capital, Rabat, against the imposition of a “vaccination permit” (a document proving receiving the vaccine), and obligating them to be vaccinated to enter institutions and move between provinces, according to the Anatolia correspondent.
The protesters chanted slogans, including: “They are steadfast, they are steadfast. They reject the passport,” and “This is a shame. This is a shame.. Rights are in danger.”
Representative Nabila Mounib, Secretary-General of the United Socialist Left Party (opposition), participated in the protest, who was prevented on Wednesday for the second time from entering the House of Representatives (the first chamber of parliament), for not having a “vaccination passport”.
Shortly after the vigil began, security men dispersed her for not having obtained a permit.
A security official told the demonstrators that “the (health) state of emergency does not allow your demonstration to continue,” according to the Anatolia correspondent.
Pioneers on social media also transmitted video clips of similar protest demonstrations in the cities of Casablanca (north) and Tangiers (far north), which were banned by the security authorities.
A protest march against the mandatory vaccination took place in the city of Fez (north).
During the past few days, several Moroccan cities witnessed similar protests.
On December 21, 2020, the Moroccan government announced the imposition of a health emergency for a period of 3 weeks, to prevent the spread of Corona, and since then it has been extended.
And on Thursday, a government decision came into effect requiring the presentation of a document called the “vaccination passport” as a condition for movement around the country and entry to public and private institutions, hotels, cafes, and others.
And more than 30,000 jurists and politicians in the country signed an online petition calling for the decision to be rescinded.
As of Wednesday evening, Morocco’s coronavirus cases had reached 945,201, including 14,647 deaths, and 925,434 recoveries.
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