Friday, January 14, 2011

Jordan protests

"KARAK, Jordan, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Food price protests sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East reached Jordan on Friday, when hundreds of protesters chanted slogans against Prime Minister Samir al-Rifai in the southern city of Karak.
The peaceful protest was held despite hastily announced government measures to curb commodity and fuel prices. Similar demonstrations were held in three other towns and cities across the country, witnesses said.
"We are protesting the policies of the government -- high prices and repeated taxation that made the Jordanian people revolt," "

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