Unbelievable footage. Today, August 22, during a protest in Rabat, a journalist with Agence France Presse (AFP) was brutally assaulted and harassed by police. His name is Omar Brouksy and Reporters Without Borders has already released a statement on the situation. Why? They did not believe he was a journalist and kept beating and harassing him until he pulled his press badge out of his bag. The moment he pulled it out, the police completely left him alone and walked away as far as possible from the scene. But it was too late at that point. Bystanders filmed away and the journalist made his intentions clear that he plans to legally pursue the police for beating and harassing him.
This happened only a few hours ago right in front of the Moroccan parliament building. This is your Moroccan exception. This is your Moroccan model. This is your 2011 reformed constitution. Senselessly beating journalists, running away from the scene, and proving why these protests should continue every minute of every day.