January 11th local time, Morocco held a number of activities to celebrate the 77th Declaration of Independence Day.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco announced on the same day that he would grant amnesty nationwide and pardon 756 prisoners.
Moroccan government officials have also published articles in memory of the forerunners of the struggle for Morocco’s independence.
On January 11, 1944, 66 members of the Moroccan National Movement signed a declaration of independence and submitted it to the French and Spanish colonial authorities who ruled Morocco at that time and the three representative offices in Morocco, including the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union, demanding to get rid of French and Spanish colonial rule and obtain Independence.
This act is believed to be the beginning of the Moroccan independence movement.