This is a video about the protests in Jordan.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Friday, 16 November 2012
JORDAN PROTESTS AGAINST RISING PRICES – cooking gas up 53%
JORDAN announced on Tuesday it would raise fuel prices, including a 53 per cent hike on cooking gas, sparking nationwide protests in which two policemen were lightly wounded and a courthouse torched, police and state television said.
‘Trade and Industry Minister Hatem al-Halwani decided to adjust the price of fuel, raising the cost of household gas from 6.5 dinars to 10 dinars per cylinder,’ a 53 per cent rise, state TV said.
‘A litre of octane petrol (will rise) from 0.71 dinars to 0.80 dinars,’ it added.
More than 2,000 people demonstrated in Amman against the price hike, chanting ‘[Prime Minister] Nsur out,’ and ‘long live the great people of Jordan’, holding banners that read ‘revolution of the hungry’, and ‘is this in our interest?’
In the northern city of Irbid, around 1,000 people protested … .
Several hundred people demonstrated elsewhere, including in Karak where police said a courthouse was torched, and also in the other southern cities of Tafileh and Maan.
Jordanians have been staging street protests to demand reform since last year, and more demonstrations are expected following the fuel price hike, which comes ahead of a January 23 general election, seen as key to introducing much-needed change.
A protester was shot dead in Jordan in the early hours of today morning as protests against fuel price rises swept the country: here.
See also here.
Police fire tear gas as Jordan protests continue: here.
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