Volgens Monjib Maati, IKV Pax Christi partner in Marokko en mede-organisator van de demonstraties van de “20 Februari Beweging” was de opkomst bij de demonstraties als volgt:
“Prodemocractic demonstrations were massive in Morocco in most towns at the exception of Casablanca (2000 only), it is the bigest town in Morocco. In Rabat we were 20000, Marrakech 30000, Al Hoceima 35000, Agadir 40000, small towns between 2000 et 5000.
Official media and authorities tried to limit popular participation: state media announced that demonstration was cancelled, Authorties prevented trains and buses from going down town. One hour after the start of the demonstration in Rabat the official information agency announced that we were only (150) a hundred and fifty…etc…”