Casablanca- Nador’s controversial kiss is still a hot issue in Morocco and even internationally. After the two young students, who shared pictures of them exchanging kisses near their high school, were arrested and placed in two different centers for minors, Moroccans here and abroad are voicing their solidarity towards them.
Moroccans in Paris had planned to organize a “kiss-in” in front of the Moroccan embassy in Paris in solidarity with the two arrested students.
However, nobody showed up to the said kiss-in but journalists who expected a considerable crowd “kiss-demonstrating” in front of the Moroccan embassy in Paris on Sunday.
France 2 staff was there, according to Le360 news outlet, awaiting the arrival of the expected hundreds of demonstrators. But nobody showed up eventually.
There was an insignificant group of demonstrators standing before the diplomatic mission in hope of being joined by a larger crowd.
France 2 staff and some other journalists representing different news outlets eventually decided to content themselves with testimonies from representatives from the Moroccan embassy before heading back to where they came from heads down.
The kiss-in was expected to send both a message of solidarity to the two arrested students from Nador, as well as display the demonstrators’ condemnation of the police authorities’ intervention and the decision to trial the two young Moroccans.
Some other groups on social networks, mainly on Facebook, are calling on Moroccans to participate this time in virtual protests that would consist of posting pictures of them displaying affection in public areas.
Commentators on Facebook expect that this virtual initiative would be doomed to failure like the Paris’ “giant kiss-in”.
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