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VIDEO: Members of Morocco’s Istiqlal Party throw plates, chairs at one another

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Spokesman for Morocco’s Istiqlal Party Adel Benhamza has expressed his apology for the recent clashes that erupted while his party marked their 17th congressional meeting.

In a video that has now gone viral, members of the party clashed with each other using chairs and platers after several of them chanted slogans praising Hafez al-Hariri, secretary-general of the Istiqlal party, which angered members who supported his rival, National Assembly member Nizar Baraka.

"It is shameful and does not honor those within the party, which is unacceptable. Whatever the reasons and justifications," Benhamza said in a post on Facebook.

A video clip taken from inside the conference, which was held at a restaurant in the Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat, showed members throwing chairs and dishes at each other.