Inspired by uprisings in nearby Tunisia and Egypt, Morrocans have planned their own protests for February 20, Reuters reports. According to the CIA World Factbook, Morocco is technically a constitutional monarchy headed by King Mohammed, who took the throne in 1999. There is also an elected Parliament; however, opposition groups say that the monarchy has much of the control. According to Reuters:
But critics say its constitution gives the monarchy wide prerogatives from the dissolution of parliament and the imposition of the state of emergency to a say on appointments of key government portfolios including the prime minister.
You can watch a video showcasing Moroccans explaining their reasons for taking to the streets on February 20 here: