At least 3,000 people marched through the streets of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, on Sunday, chanting slogans against government corruption, as the country’s pro-democracy movement attempted to regain momentum that was lost over the summer.

Like many other Arab nations, Morocco was swept by mass protests starting in February, but in recent months the protests have petered out and at one point stopped altogether.

King Mohammed VI, the head of state, remains popular with much of the country, and appears to have co-opted much of the dissatisfaction by promising reforms. The Constitution has been amended to give more powers to the prime minister and Parliament.

But activists say the amendments changed little and complain that final authority still rests with the king and his court. So the pro-democracy group called the February 20 Movement restarted its protests last week.


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