IMF-backed austerity bill sparks Jordan protests

IMF-backed austerity bill sparks Jordan protests
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Several Jordanians were injured during a demonstration that was held near the Prime Ministry in Amman on Saturday in protest against the new income law and calling for the resignation of the government.


In Jordan, several protestors have been been injured after a third consecutive night of demonstrations against austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Hani al Mulki.

The crowds called on King Abdullah to sack his Prime Minister over the plan - which has IMF support but comes on the back of a sales tax hike and a cut in bread subsidies.

King Abdullah chaired a national policies Council Meeting on Saturday to review the situation. He called for national dialogue as a route to compromise, blaming his country's economic problems on regional instability.

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