Demonstrators carry a banner with the names of detained activists during a protest in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Hundreds of people from around Morocco protested Sunday in the nation's economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for activists jailed for their roles in a protest movement that took off a year ago.The demonstration was the latest of numerous protests demanding the liberation of activists from the city of Al-Hoceima, in the northern Rif region where hundreds of protesters have been arrested.Leading figures in the opposition movement known as Hirak will go on trial Oct. 17 in Casablanca. Saturday, Baraka won 924 votes, largely beating his predecessor as head of the party Hamid Chabat, who secured 234 votes.
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