Moroccans are planning to hold a vigil in front of the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Rabat to pay tribute to the two Scandinavian tourists murdered in Imlil, near Mount Toubkal in Morocco.
Rabat – The vigil will be an opportunity for Moroccans to express their condemnation of the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists and show solidarity with the families and friends of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway.
The vigil will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 22.
Moroccans have displayed many gestures of sympathy toward the murdered Scandinavian tourists. Moroccans started by sharing the hashtag “#sorry” and commenting on a statement that went viral.
It reads: “As a Moroccan, I’m deeply shocked about the Incident & truly #sorry for what happened in Morocco hope the suspects get what they deserve, we do not tolerate such actions like this in our country #Rest_in_Peace We are so sorry.”
Moroccans also made a petition to call for the death penalty for the four arrested suspects who had pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
One Moroccan stood in front of the Danish embassy in Rabat, holding a banner saying “SORRY.”
Louisa and Maren were found dead by their tent in an isolated mountainous area 10 kilometers from the village of Imlil in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Moroccan officials returned Louisa and Maren’s bodies today to diplomats from their home countries.