In memory of Maren and Louisa, the two Scandinavian tourists found dead earlier this week near Imlil in an isolated camping place, Imlil locals and tourists organized a sit-in on Saturday to express their sympathy with the bereaved families.
Rabat – Holding pictures of the two murdered women, Louisa and Maren, the village’s civil society, tourists, and representatives of the local guides’ office said in chorus that they wanted to pay tribute to the memories of the women and condemn the terror attack that claimed their lives.
The people at the sit-in firmly condemned the terrorist attack and extended condolences to Louisa and Maren’s families and loved ones.
Louisa, from Denmark, and Maren, from Norway, were both students at the University of South-Eastern Norway, where they pursued bachelors in outdoor life, culture, and eco-philosophy. They came to Morocco on December 9 for a month-long stay. On December 12, they arrived in Imlil, a village near Mount Toubkal, to make the most of the region’s scenic views.
Investigations into the women’s murders have revealed terrorist links. Police have arrested four suspects believed to have committed the killing. On Thursday and Friday, police arrested nine more suspects believed to have links to the four primary perpetrators.
Since news emerged of the murder, Moroccans have in great number condemned the crime and express their sympathy.
While tourists and locals gathered in Imlil to salute Louisa’s and Maren’s memory, people in Rabat gathered in front of the Danish and Norwegian embassies to condemn the heinous terrorist attack.