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Jordan protesters 'attacked by government supporters'

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Jordan protesters 'attacked by government supporters'


Reports from Jordan say anti-government protesters have been attacked in the capital Amman.

It happened after police tried to disperse the crowd and cut the power supply to the square in which the rally was taking place. A group several dozen strong, thought to be government supporters, are said to have assaulted demonstrators with stones. Earlier, in what seemed like a carnival atmosphere, hundreds of young people called for political reform and an end to corruption.

The past three months have seen ongoing protests in Jordan, involving left-wing groups, Islamists and independent activists.

Unlike protests in other Arab countries, the demonstrators have not called for the king’s removal.

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