Achoura celebrations: 17 people arrested in several cities of the Kingdom

On the sidelines of the Ashura celebrations, on the night of August 7 to 8, the national police services arrested 17 people, including 8 minors, for their alleged involvement in illegal gatherings, violence , fires and damage to public and private property.

The elements of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) have in this sense carried out operations and interventions on the ground in the cities of Rabat, Salé, Casablanca, Marrakech, El Jadida, Beni Mellal, Tangier, Mahdia and Témara.

The people arrested are suspected of having caused material damage to a group of vehicles, including 11 National Security cars, a vehicle belonging to the Civil Protection, as well as 13 private cars which were parked on the public highway.

In addition, defendants are accused of physical assault on a police lieutenant-colonel in Marrakech and a civil protection agent in the city of Beni Mellal.


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