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Jordanian opposition protests in Amman

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Supporters of Jordan’s opposition Islamic Movement demonstrated in front of the prime minister’s offices in the capital Amman on Saturday.

Chanting “we are not afraid” the Islamists and many young people from various groups were angry at an incident that took place in the northern city of Mafraq on Friday.

There Jordanian police had reportedly fired tear gas to break up clashes between Islamist demonstrators and government loyalists.

In Amman the protesters attempted to get into the prime minister’s office, but were beaten back by police.

Since January Islamists, youth groups and other parties have been demanding political and economic changes in Jordan, and an end to corruption.