Washington DC -  The tensions in the Rif are merely symptoms of much larger problems, ones that the Moroccan government has been slow in addressing. Chiefs among these issues are social injustice and impunity. Therefore, it is hard to justify the jailing of peaceful protesters when government officials accused of corruption and mismanagement of Royal projected are rarely arrested and imprisoned for their crimes.

Al Hoceima: Security Forces Withdraw from Protest Epicenter
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.