Fez- It is been 59 years thus far since Morocco seized its political independence after four decades of peaceful and armed resistance against French colonial rule. Thousands of people, men and women, across Morocco could not withstand the existence of strangers on their land and stood up against the French, sacrificing their lives, thousands were indeed martyred, to liberate their country.

Youssef El Kaidi is a PhD candidate at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdelah Fez.