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Thousands protest in Jordan

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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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.
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And it keeps on spreading...




posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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Whoa...this should go to Breaking News? And so it spreads indeed.

This is going to make things exponentially far, far more complex for many countries. And those with interests there.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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It's happening in Yemen too www.wnyc.org...
The Middle East is on fire right now.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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Yep, it's a riot party, woohoo.

The difference with Jordan is that they don't want to oust the royal family (clearly a puppet) but the prime minister. The king has said that he is looking into various reforms.

There are also protests in Yemen. That's the one that really worries me, and I'll have to keep a closer eye on.

www.nytimes.com...
edit on 28-1-2011 by searching4truth because: (no reason given)



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