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Morocco, online petition to block Beer Festival

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(ANSA) – RABAT, 02 AUG – The appointment is set for 28 October and is backed by the organization of the German Chamber of Commerce in Morocco. But Oktoberfest in Bouznika, the beer festival on the outskirts of Casablanca, raises discussions and raises protests. A petition launched on Change.org by the Forum for the protection of Moroccan identity has collected about 18,000 signatures in less than 24 hours and aims to have 25,000.

“Contrary to the traditions of Morocco” and above all “to the country’s religious belief”, reads the text of the petition, which, directed to the authorities, asks to “cancel the event”.

The case of Oktoberfest in Bouznika ‘, moreover, even ended in Parliament, where the Justice and Development Party, PJD, pro-Islamist, intervened to underline how this event is “contrary to the Muslim creed” and to underline “the ‘negative impact’ that it could have on the country.

(HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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