Hundreds of Moroccans on Sunday stormed the streets of Rabat to protest against the high cost of living in the North African country.
The protest was organized by the country’s main trade union, the UNTM, which is close to the Justice and Development Party on Sunday in Rabat the state capital.
The rally, outside parliament and witnessed by AFP journalists, came after several protests already this week in Rabat and other Moroccan cities.
The PJD was routed in legislative elections in September 2021, when the liberal RNI party — led by Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch — performed well.
“Prices are rising and the government is asleep!” protesters chanted, before dispersing peacefully after about 90 minutes.
Consumer price inflation was 8.3 percent year-on-year in September, due in large part to surging food prices, which were up 14.7 percent.
Fuel prices have also risen sharply, making Akhannouch a particular target of ire, given that he is a billionaire local oil distribution baron.