POLICE clashed violently with protesters on the streets of Morocco’s capital Rabat ahead of a visit by Prince Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duches
POLICE clashed violently with protesters on the streets of Morocco’s capital Rabat ahead of a visit by Prince Harry and Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess, who is seven months pregnant, will arrive in the country on Saturday for a three-day tour.
And they are expected to spend time in Rabat over the weekend.
A peaceful march in the city on Wednesday by teachers wanting better pay turned violent as they were beaten by cops with truncheons.
Protester Naima Kalaii said: “The police are cracking down on us. Teachers are falling to the ground. Teachers are being insulted.”
The demos were held on the eighth anniversary of Arab Spring rallies in the North African country.
Police also used water cannon to disperse the crowds. It is not known if they cracked down more harshly due to the impending royal visit.
Harry and Meghan will be welcomed by the British Ambassador after arriving at Casablanca airport.
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They will visit schools on Sunday, before meeting kids with special needs on the last day of the trip on Monday.
The tour comes days after Meghan enjoyed a baby shower in New York with pals including Serena Williams.
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