10 thoughts on “Jordan protests against absolute monarchy

  1. Jordan media on Thursday reported that “20 citizens were arrested and several were injured across the country on Wednesday as nationwide riots over rising fuel prices entered their second day.”

    The violent protests stretched from the northern city of Irbid to the southern port city of Aqaba over a government decision on Tuesday to lift fuel subsidies, Jordan Times reported.

    The incidents started when security forces and protesters clashed in the south following noon prayers.

    The lifting of fuel subsidies was the first in a series of controversial austerity measures, taken by the government to trim annual energy subsidies. It is now looking into a five per cent electricity price rise.



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