Protesters hold portraits of grassroots leader Nasser Zefzafi during a demonstration June 4, 2017 in Rabat in solidarity with Morocco's neglected Rif region. AFP / STR
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Moroccan authorities on Monday arrested two more leaders of a protest movement, after demonstrators rallied for more than a week against corruption and unemployment.On Monday, the man widely referred to as Al-Hirak's number two, Najib Ahamjik, and a woman, Silya Ziani, seen as an active member of the protest movement were arrested, a lawyer and an activist said.On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators took part in a ninth straight night of protests in Al-Hoceima and other towns in the Rif region, an AFP correspondent said.The mainly ethnically Berber Rif region has long had a tense relationship with the central authorities in Rabat, and it was at the heart of the Arab Spring-inspired protests in Morocco in February 2011 .
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