Video: Unemployed Moroccans block convoy of Islamist PM

Crowds of unemployed Moroccan graduates blocked the convoy of Islamist Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane in the capital Rabat on Wednesday demanding his resignation for failing to give them promised jobs.

The incident prompted security forces to intervene and clear the way for Benkirane, who is facing growing public anger after a series of unpopular measures, including a recent rise of fuel prices.

The graduates want Benkirane to implement an agreement they had reached with the previous government to employ them directly without having to go through the application process.

The Islamist prime minister, however, insists government jobs must be earned through an examination process.

A video released on YouTube, showed protesters shouting slogans "leave ... leave" and others holding banners asking Benkirane to step down.

The prime minister angered the graduate earlier in October when he said that jobs are in God’s not government’s hands.

The unemployed Moroccans had gathered in front of the headquarters of the Justice and Development Party, calling for the government to sort out the kingdom’s unemployment problem.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41