State of Emergency: Morocco Arrests 10, Including 3 Minors

Casablanca have arrested 10 individuals, including three minors for violating the country’s state of emergency.

The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in a release said that the 10 individuals were involved in the destruction of private property and the incitement of unrests.

The accused are suspected supporters of a football club in Casablanca. The statement said that they were “exchanging acts of violence” and threw stones at members of a rival club.

The actions caused damage to 15 cars parked in the Moulay Rachid district in Casablanca.

Adult suspects were put in custody, while minors were placed on further investigation. In April, Morocco’s Minister Delegate Minister of Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb, said police apprehended more than 1.53 million people for violating COVID-19 preventive measures between July 2020 and April 22, 2021. He said police arrest more than 5,700 people per day for violating preventive measures.

Riot Police in Casablanca on the lookout for violators

“Although it seems large, this number indicates the involvement of all the authorities in charge of law enforcement in a long-term awareness-raising process to establish necessary values ​​such as commitment to protect others as a basic way to combat the pandemic,” the official said.

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Approximately 280,000 of the total number of arrested persons will appear before courts. The number represents only 18% of the total number of the captives.


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