Hundreds protest Jordan's king

Friday, June 14, 2013

Demonstrators in Amman called for political reforms

Demonstrators in Amman called for political reforms

AMMAN - Hundreds of people in Jordan protested Friday King Abdallah II in capital Amman, demanding political reforms.

Protestors gathered in rally outside Al-Hussein Mosque, as they chanted slogans against the king and the recent price hikes in the country and security forces did not allow demonstrators march to Amman's main square.

Salem Al Felahat, former supervisor of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, also supported the protests.

Jordanian government has failed to secure parliament's support for a fresh rise in electricity prices after a 40 percent rise a few months ago.

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