Tens of thousands of Moroccans, including ministers, demonstrated in the capital Rabat Sunday in support of Palestinians and against Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last week. Demonstrators trampled on an Israeli flag and brandished banners condemning last Monday's raid in which nine Turkish activists were killed, and also accused Arab nations of "complicity and silence".
Government ministers, heads of political parties, trade unions and political activists joined together for the demonstration, which came amid days of similar protests across the world. They chanted "Everyone against state piracy" and "Lift the embargo on Gaza", and also "thanked" Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has taken a tough stance against Israel after the raid. Police said more than 35,000 people took part in the demonstration while organizers could not yet give the number of participants.