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Thousands of people in Jordan have taken to the streets in protests, demanding the country's prime minister step down, and the government curb rising prices, inflation and unemployment.
In the third consecutive Friday of protests, about 3,500 opposition activists from Jordan's main Islamist opposition group, trade unions and leftist organisations gathered in the capital, waving colourful banners reading: "Send the corrupt guys to court".
The crowd denounced Samir Rifai's, the prime minister, and his unpopular policies.
Many shouted: "Rifai go away, prices are on fire and so are the Jordanians.'' Another 2,500 people also took to the streets in six other cities across the country after the noon prayers. Those protests also called for Rifai's ouster.
Originally posted by SpaDe_
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
My big question is where does this end? Will this consume every middle eastern country and stop there, or will it continue to spread into the western countries as well? It is crazy that all the sudden these countries are rioting in unison.
Originally posted by Phedreus
reply to post by StrangeyD
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, are just the first.
Europe will be next, Spain, Purtegal, Greece, Italy, Fance, all are already on the cusp. and then the US. 16% true unemployment, 5 dollar a gallon gas, food, heating oil, electricity prices doubling, and benefit programs being cut, this all points to riots in the US.
The damage such inflation will do to our precarious economy, combined with the current animosity and deep division of the American politic, lead me to believe that the US riots in major cities, are inevitable.
If you haven’t started stocking up, now is the time.