Rabat - In solidarity with Charlie Hebdo’s victims, many journalists, artists and Moroccan citizens will hold a sit-in today at 6 p.m. at the office of the Agence France Press (AFP) in Rabat.
Rabat – In solidarity with Charlie Hebdo’s victims, many journalists, artists and Moroccan citizens will hold a sit-in today at 6 p.m. at the office of the Agence France Press (AFP) in Rabat.
The participants in the sit-in were requested not to hold banners nor shout slogans, but to join the gathering with black outfit and a candle.
“Neither banners nor speeches in the program, just a black outfit and a candle,” said the organizers.
Several sit-ins were also organized in different cities in the kingdom.
Yesterday, the French Institute of Casablanca organized a sit-in to “pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo”. A number of journalists, writers, of Moroccan and French nationalities attend the sit-in.
The participants lit their candles and kept silent as a symbol to say “No to terrorism, no to barbarism, no to terror,” and to “show our compassion and solidarity with the families of the victims.”
The organizers posted on Facebook photos of the participants in the gathering and an artistic painting that reads “Machi Bessmity” not in my name.
Several sit-ins are likely to take place in the headquarters of the French Institutes located in various cities in Morocco.
In Casablanca, a sit-in is scheduled for Saturday, January 10 at 5pm before the French embassy.