Moroccan King Mohammed VI has instructed security forces to withdraw from the northern cities of Al Hoceima and Imzouren after violent clashes erupted between police and protesters in the region.
â€śFollowing royal directives, the law enforcement officers have withdrawn,” Al Hoceima’s new governor, Farid Chourak, said at a press conference on Monday.
He added that if the protesters reacted positively to this initiative, the authorities “will offer other initiativesâ€ť.
â€śConfidence and security are linked … we reach a normal atmosphere, where everyone can exercise his public freedoms and fulfill his demands in a civilised and institutional way,â€ť he added.
â€śIn a normal environment, the state will also be able to exercise its powers to establish security,â€ť he said.