Moroccans Protest Vax Pass Required for Work, Travel: AP

QUICK FACTS:
  • Protests erupted across cities in Morocco on Sunday against a coronavirus vaccine passport that is required to access indoor activities and travel, according to The Associated Press (AP).
  • Proof of vaccination has been mandatory since Oct. 21 for all Moroccans to enter their place of work and restaurants and for domestic and international air travel.
  • Moroccans are opposed to the abrupt decision to require the vaccine pass.
  • Hundreds of demonstrators marched in the capital of Rabat for the the second time in a week to voice opposition to the rule.
AP REPORTS:

“It should be our choice!” angry anti-pass protesters shouted just a stone’s throw from the parliament building.

Some demonstrators attempted to break through a police cordon, and officers responded by using shields to disperse the crowd. Images from the protest showed police arresting some protesters. Others suffered injuries.

Several hundred people also joined a similar protest in Casablanca, the country’s economic hub. Demonstrators in other cities such as Tangiers in the north and Agadir in the south held similar protests.