The individuals called for vandalizing Rabat’s new buses on social media.
Rabat – The judicial police of Sale brought three individuals to justice on Wednesday, September 4. The individuals, aged between 22 and 25, are suspected of posting calls for vandalism against Rabat’s new urban buses on social media.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) announced that the “individuals will be subject to an investigation to determine the circumstances and motives of the criminal acts attributed to them, then presented to court”.
#الشرطة_القضائية_بسلا تحيل على النيابة العامة المختصة ثلاثة أشخاص تتراوح أعمارهم ما بين 22 و25 سنة، للاشتباه في تورطهم في نشر دعوات عبر مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي، تتضمن تحريضا صريحا على إلحاق خسائر مادية بأسطول حافلات النقل الحضري الجديدة. pic.twitter.com/vmtQH06vPG
— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) September 5, 2019
People on social media are calling for severe punishment of the individuals, as a warning to anyone planning to participate in acts of vandalism.
بحال هدو ماشي ادخلو ادوزو ٣او ٤اشهر وخرجو هدو خاص ٥سنوات واكثر واسغال شاقة باش اترباو
— Mustapha Hadji (@mustaph29212585) September 5, 2019
“People like this shouldn’t spend only 13 or 14 months in jail. They need to spend 5 years or more with punitive labor so they become more civilized,” commented a twitter user.
حتى هادوك لي كطلعو فوق طوبيسات كتعلقو فيهم وفترامواي ولكخربو حدائق ولكلوحو زبل خصهم عقوبات صارمة بش يترباو هلكونا هاد الهماج
— Noun34 (@Noun342) September 5, 2019
“Those who climb on top of buses and cling to tramway wagons, those who vandalize parks and throw trash in the street, they all need to face severe punishment. We are suffering because of these savages,” wrote another user on twitter.
There should be no tolerance 4 #Vandalism
The new buses in #Rabat are a true #Gem & should be treated by everyone as their own property & care 2 safeguard them 2 ensure a longer use
May Allah bless everyone & guide them 2 want the best 4 themselves & the #community 🇲🇦 🚎 👍🚔
— Light (@NourouAllah) September 5, 2019
The new buses operating in Rabat and the neighboring Temara and Sale started running on August 21. People of Rabat, Temara, and Sale have been suffering from a public transportation crisis in the previous six months, as there were no buses operating.
The current company managing Rabat’s bus fleet, Alsa City, has signed a contract to provide public transport in the region for the next 15 years. The contract includes bringing over 300 new buses to Rabat’s region.