Morocco: Jerada's protests against poor conditions escalates
(MENAFN) As people are calling for development and job opportunities, for nearly three months, the city of Jerada in Morocco has been witnessing protests which have grown in the recent days.
Jerada has been witnessing intermittent protests since 22 December, after two brothers died in a coal mine. The issue was still festering in early February when a third person died in another mine.
"After the recent events," said the Federation"s letter, "characterized by the government's resort to a security approach instead of a social and legal approach to the issue -which guarantees citizens" rights to education, health, housing and basic needs the parliamentary team demands an urgent meeting of the Committee." The letter stressed the need to respond to residents' demands in Jerada through discussions.
As coal miners work is in poor conditions, people are calling for the development of their city, reducing the "marginalization" that is felt and providing job opportunities for young people.
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