The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Amman
Police in the Jordanian capital Amman have clashed with protesters as calls are growing for resignation of the government amid public anger over price hikes.
Jordanian Al-Bawaba news website said, “Road closures, burning tires, chanting anti-government slogans, calling on the government to step down and parking cars in the middle of main veins in Amman and several governorates were recorded, with reports of police intervention to bring the snowballing situation under control.”
Thousands of people staged protests in the capital and other cities in the cash-strapped country, demanding the “fall of the government.”
“Riots and protests were reported in almost every corner of the country according to local coverage and social media posts, including the official news agency (Petra),” Al-Bawaba added.
The unrest saw no signs of abating even after King Abdullah II on Friday ordered the government to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity in the wake of protests.