Violence against Migrants in Morocco


As I have previously written, migrants in Morocco do not have it easy. Throughout the region, people are trying to escape to Europe, to find stability and support their families. A few weeks ago, a migrant was murdered in Tangier, and tensions have been running extremely high. VICE has a report entitled Are Moroccan Gangsters Being Paid to Beat Up African Migrants? While I think the title is misleading – the author doesn’t quite answer the titular question – the violence described is certainly accurate, and the stories recounted therein are similar to ones I have heard many times. Read the full piece here.

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