Jordan protesters call on king to quit

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Jordan protesters call on king to quit

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Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest at the government’s raising of fuel and gas prices.

The demonstrations erupted on Wednesday and are the largest to hit the country since the start of uprisings in the region nearly two years ago.

Price hikes are not the only problem,” said anti-regime protester Heba Abu Taha. We also have a problem with the money which has been stolen by the King.

Jordan has been hit by frequent, but small, anti-government protests over the last two years but this demonstration has shifted the focus from the government squarely to the king, and the movement is being backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Jordan’s strongest opposition party.