Police clash with Moroccans protesting high living costs
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:53PM
Dozens of people were injured and several others were arrested when security forces attacked the protesters who were chanting anti-government slogans.Moroccans have witnessed a sharp rise in food prices after their government increased the price of gasoline by 20 percent in January.
Protesters say the parliamentary polls last November failed to display true democratic reforms and that the US-backed ruling monarchy is not committed to real changes.The Justice and Development Party won the most seats and formed a coalition government. The country has been facing serious economic troubles over the past few years, with high unemployment and rising levels of poverty. MAM/PG/JR