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Protesters gather near Moroccan parliament over grisly death

  • People hold the North Republic Flag in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 and gather to mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    People hold the North Republic Flag in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 and gather to mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

  • People hold Amazigh flags and Moroccan flags in Rabat, Morocco, Friday Nov. 6, 2016, and mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. Banner reads "from 20 February 2011 to 20 February 2016 Nothing has Changed". (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    People hold Amazigh flags and Moroccan flags in Rabat, Morocco, Friday Nov. 6, 2016, and mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. Banner reads "from 20 February 2011 to 20 February 2016 Nothing has Changed". (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

  • People stand outside the Moroccan parliament building in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday Nov. 6, 2016, to mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    People stand outside the Moroccan parliament building in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday Nov. 6, 2016, to mark a week after the death of fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed in a garbage truck. Protests have been taking place in Morocco since last Friday. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

Nearly 2,000 people have marched to the Moroccan Parliament to protest the gruesome death of a fish vendor and to express a broader anger over alleged corruption by police and government officials.

The death of Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed inside a garbage truck compactor, has prompted almost daily protests across Morocco involving complaints that far exceed the scope of the inciting event late last month.

Fikri had climbed into the garbage truck to retrieve swordfish that had been confiscated and discarded by police because the species is out of season. Eleven people face manslaughter charges.

Protesters in the Moroccan capital chanted "We are all Mouhcine" on Sunday as they marched down the main avenue toward Parliament. They also held banners reading "No to Corruption" and "No to Humiliation."