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More protests over huge fuel price hikes in Jordan

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More protests over huge fuel price hikes in Jordan


The sound of protest reverberates around the Jordanian capital Amman.

Hundreds voiced their anger against moves to increase petrol prices and called for the sacking of the country’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

There are signs that demonstrations against the 53 per cent price hike will grow:

“We demand that the government stops ignoring the people. People are becoming more and more angry. We cannot take much more,” said one Jordanian.”

Police have refused to release 130 protesters held from an earlier gathering and they could face charges of threatening the state, after chants against King Abdullah were allegedly heard.

Jordan said it must end fuel subsidies in order to protect the country’s economy.

Some amongst the protesters want the regime to fall, while others are calling for political reforms.

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