Rabat - Delegate Minister of the Interior Charki Drais has urged the officials of Al Hoceima to accelerate the execution of several important social development projects processes.
Rabat – Delegate Minister of the Interior Charki Drais has urged the officials of Al Hoceima to accelerate the execution of several important social development projects processes.
Draiss traveled on Monday to Al Hoceima to quell tension between police and demonstrators who had poured into the streets on February 4 and 5 to commemorate the death of Riffian anti-colonial rebel Mohammed Ben Abdelkrim El Khattabi.
The clash between the police and the demonstrators resulted the injuries of 27 members of the security officers, with the protestors reportedly saying that they were “abused” during the police intervention.
The commemoration of El Khattabi was part of an ongoing series of demonstrations following the death of Mouhsine Fikri, a fishmonger from Al Hoceima, who died in tragic circumstances in late October 2016 while protesting the confiscation of his merchandise by authorities.
During his meeting with the officials, Draiss urged the officials to find solutions for the speedy execution of critical development projects of Al Hoceima, such as the Menarat Al-Mutawasat.
Draiss also urged all citizens to be disciplined and comply with the law, stressing the responsibility of the authorities to “safeguard the civil order and counterattack any action can hinder the traffic or damage the public properties.”
Draiss also called on the officials to open a dialogue with citizens in order to find effective solutions and hasten the development of the projects of the city.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) a issued communiqué on Monday, denying the use of arms to disperse residents of Al Hoceima and saying that “no one of the protestors has been detained.”