Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:0AM
Protesters take part in a rally organised by the February 20 opposition movement in Casablanca July 10, 2011.
Thousands of Moroccan demonstrators have once again taken to streets in several cities to demand greater political reforms and social justice.
Peaceful rallies were held in the capital Rabat as well as the cities of Casablanca and Tangiers on Sunday, Reuters reported.
Several thousand protesters gathered in Casablanca's Sidi Othmane suburb and chanted slogans to demand "a democratic constitution" and "greater social justice."
Demonstrations have continued despite a referendum in which 98 percent of voters approved constitutional reforms that are aimed at limiting the powers of King Mohammed VI.
The opposition group which has held protest rallies in the North African nation for several months has expressed strong disapproval to the new changes in the country's constitution, calling them window-dressing.
The approved reforms include giving the government more executive authority. However, the charter will keep the cabinet, army and the judiciary in control of the king.
The February 20 Movement, the organizer of Sunday rallies, has vowed to continue the protests until more political reforms are introduced.
The protests are inspired by the Arab Spring movements that have toppled regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and shaken long-time autocracies elsewhere in the Arab world.