22 Jan '11, 1pm

AsiaOne - 4,000 Jordanians join 'bread and freedom' demo | #iranelection

AMMAN, Jan 21, 2011 (AFP) - Around 4,000 Jordanians staged a protest march in Amman after weekly prayers on Friday against the country's economic policies, demanding "bread and freedom" and that the government resign. "(Prime Minister Samir) Rifai, out, out! People of Jordan will not bow," protesters chanted as they marched from the Al-Hussein mosque in the city centre to the nearby Amman municipality building. "Our demands are legitimate. We want bread and freedom." Police handed out bottles of water and juice to the demonstrators, who carried banners reading, "We demand social justice and freedom", "No to oppression, yes to change" and, "We need a national salvation government." Police spokesman Mohammad Khatib said about 4,000 people took part in the protest, organised by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood and its political arm the Islamic Action Front. Rifai on Thursday a...

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