The Hirak Rif activists went on a hunger strike to denounce the decision of Casablanca’s Court of Appeals to uphold their heavy prison sentences earlier this month.

Slogans such as “No liberty, no peace” and “Stand with Hirak Rif” rattled the gates of the Parliament Building in Rabat during the first major protest on Sunday, April 21. Photo credit Anton L. Delgado/Morocco World News.
Safaa Kasraoui is a journalist at Morocco World News.