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Moroccan cities see new protests

Several thousand protesters have staged protests in cities around Morocco to demand more political changes.

A group of protesters in the commercial capital Casablanca clashed briefly with pro-government activists who arrived at the end of a demonstration.

The protests were organized by the February 20 movement, which has led protests for the past month, with support from Morocco's best-known Islamist movement, Adl wal Ihsan, which is barred from politics in the kingdom.

The state news agency MAP said protests were held in Fes, Tetouan, Tangiers and other cities and towns.

King Mohammed VI has pledged changes to the constitution for the first time in 15 years, amid a push for greater democracy across the Arab world.

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