Thousands march in Morocco against Donald Trump’s peace plan
search

Thousands march in Morocco against Donald Trump’s peace plan

Demonstrators oppose their government's apparent lenient position toward it, holding Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against normalisation with Israel

Protest from YouTube video by Sharjah24 News, showing Moroccan protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump's peace plan
Protest from YouTube video by Sharjah24 News, showing Moroccan protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump's peace plan

Thousands of people have marched in Morocco’s capital to protest against US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East.

Demonstrators also oppose what they see as the Moroccan Government’s lenient position toward it.

Political leaders from Islamists to left-wing figures took part in the march through Rabat alongside union members, activists and members of civil society groups.

Palestinian flags and chants animated the scene as protesters criticised the Trump-led peace initiative.

The marchers also expressed frustration with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, who declared his country’s “appreciation” for Mr Trump’s plan and urged its citizens not to be “more Palestinian than the Palestinians themselves.”

The US President’s plan for a solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict would foresee the eventual creation of a Palestinian state but it falls far short of Palestinian demands and would leave sizeable chunks of the occupied West Bank in Israeli hands.

Many Arab countries and the EU have rejected the plan as unfair.

At Sunday’s protest in Rabat, Mohammed Doukali of the Unified Socialist Party said Morocco should do the same.

“The masses are here to say that their rejection of normalisation with Israel should be translated into an official position,” Mr Doukali said.

read more:
comments