Morocco police halt protest in support of jailed activists

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  • Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Human rights activists carry banners depicting dissident journalist Soulaimane Raissouni, who is on hunger strike, to demand his release, near parliament in Rabat, Morocco, May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday stopped human rights activists from protesting outside parliament to demand the release of dissident journalists Soulaimane Raissouni, who is on a hunger strike, and Omar Radi.

Police heavily outnumbered the small group of activists who tried to gather for a sit-in in front of parliament, pushing them from the area with their riot shields.

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