Moroccan opposition in rare standoff with police over burial

March 26, 2015 10:23 PM

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RABAT (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of Morocco's biggest opposition movement buried their late leader's widow on Thursday after a standoff with security forces who tried to prevent her being laid to rest beside his grave.

It was one of the biggest shows of defiance by the Islamist movement Justice and Spirituality, or Al-Adl Wal-Ihssan, since it became a major player in 2011 protests that forced limited political reforms in the North African kingdom.

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