The Arab Spring largely skipped Morocco back in 2011. However, it may very well be experiencing its Arab Spring moment following the self-immolation of a cart driver. The KingCathrin Schaer had this information in Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Earlier this week, hundreds of Moroccans protested the death of Yassine Lekhmidi, a 25-year-old man in the city of Sidi Bennour.
In July, local police confiscated a food cart Lekhmidi was driving because he wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against COVID-19. Despite paying a fine for the infraction, police refused to return his cart.
Distraught over the loss of an important source of income for his family, Lekhmidi set himself on fire. The young man was hospitalized with third-degree burns on July 28 and died of his injuries on August 6.
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