Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif | Morocco News | Al Jazeera: Police encircled hundreds of female protesters in a public park late on Saturday, impeding others from joining, as the women chanted "freedom, dignity and social justice," Reuters news agency reported.
Female police officers and riot police pushed the leader of the protest Nawal Ben Aissa - a prominent member of Hirak - away from the group.
She was accompanied at the protest by the mother of Nasser Zefzafi - the 39-year-old leader of the protest movement who was arrested last week for "undermining the security of the state" and other criminal acts.
"We go to sleep in fear, and we wake up in fear," Fatima Alghloubzari, who tried to join the protest, told Reuters.
"We never imagined our city would become like this."
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