#Free_Lfen, the impetus of solidarity for two young street artists who were arrested in Casablanca



The discrepancy increases on the screen. On Tuesday 13 November, Maréchal of Casablanca, arrested two young street artists for "outrage and violence against civil servants in the performance of their duties." Fees that other street artist at that time presents, Sami Allam, strongly deny.

They are Badr Mouataz and Mehdi Achataoui, two young street artists, 25 and 28, who are used to living in Morocco and abroad. According to Sami, who played the music with Badr and other members of his band, Mehdi was just walking and not doing at the time of the incident.

"The authorities tried to make our equipment props, we refused because we lived with him." Mehdi, who did not play that day, struggled to try to calm down the situation, but at last he found himself behind him and Badr, "he regrets Sami.

During this stormy exchange between the authorities and the wrong cause, the auxiliary force element associated with the Willa of Casablanca's administrative annex disappeared. According to Sami, he has suffered a road accident and has not recovered yet. An ambulance was sent to the scene to take him to the hospital where he presented a medical certificate to support his complaint.

Still behind bars, Badr and Mehdi appear in court on November 23rd. Under the Criminal Code, Articles 263 to 267 deal with imprisonment for up to five years in prison.

We recall that Wali of Casablanca, Abdelkbir Zahoud, banned last month the presence of street musicians accused of noise.

Internet users do not remain indifferent on the Internet. Artists and ordinary citizens mobilized to condemn the arrest of these young people who only revived and less stressed the bustle of the white city. Haschtag #Free_Lfen with photos of the people concerned has been on social networks since Monday, November 19th.


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