Moroccan Port Closed over Ship Promoting Safe Abortion
Dutch activists protested by locals
Moroccan protesters targeting a Dutch abortion-rights activist scuffled with police Thursday in a port where a ship promoting safe abortion had been due to land.
The protesters, some in conservative Muslim robes and headscarves, carried pictures of bloody embryos and shouted "terrorist" and "assassin" at Rebecca Gomperts in the Atlantic coast town of Smir.
As they tried to get closer to the activist, shouting and waving their arms, police pushed back the protesters and Gomperts was escorted away for her own protection.