Rabat – A teenage boy ran at King Mohammed VI’s car after the arrival of Pope Francis in Morocco on Saturday.
The boy ran at King Mohammed VI as he was standing up in an open-topped car to wave at crowds in Rabat.
King Mohammed VI’s security guards were quick to intervene and stop the man from reaching the King’s car.
Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) said that the man who intervened the royal protocol is a minor.
The statement published by MAP said that the 17-year old minor lives in Sale. He was attempting to approach the King to complain about the health issues of his parents.
Pope Francis arrived in Morocco on Saturday. Both King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis delivered speeches emphasizing the importance of interfaith dialogue and coexistence between the three Abrahamic religions.
This is not the first time someone has broken royal protocol in Morocco as several other people have done the same at several events across Morocco.