Al-Hoceima has seen unrest since October 2016.
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It all began when a swordfish was seized by the police. Morocco is marking one year since a fisherman's gruesome death spawned a social protest movement against police abuse – an event that has drawn comparisons to the 2010 death of a Tunisian vendor that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.Since then, a protest movement called Hirak Rif has held demonstrations to demand social justice and economic development.In May, Moroccan authorities cracked down on Hirak Rif's leaders and a large number of protesters, arresting 330 to 400 people, according to the Moroccan Human Rights Association. Moroccan King Mohammed VI Tuesday fired four government officials following alleged delays in development programs for Al-Hoceima.
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