Political Risk

One dead, scores hurt in Jordanian clashes

“One person has been killed after being beaten to death by riot police and pro-government loyalists in the Jordanian capital of Amman, Al Jazeera has learned.

More than 100 people, including policemen, were injured in the clashes. ‘Two of the injured are in critical condition,’ a medical source at the scene said.

Anti-riot police also broke up a protest camp for students and arrested several of them, a security official told AFP news agency.

The clashes erupted after around 200 government supporters hurled large stones at more than 2,000 young demonstrators from different movements calling for reforms to the current leadership and more efforts to fight corruption, an AFP journalist reported.”

Source: One dead, scores hurt in Jordanian clashes – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

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