Jordan police break up anti-government protest with beatings

16.07.2011                      14.Tammus, 5771                      Pinchas

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Jordan police break up anti-government protest with beatings

Hundreds march in Amman calling to 'reform the government'; riot police break up peaceful demonstration organized by youth groups and attended by labor unions and Muslim Brotherhood.

Riot police officers wielding wooden clubs broke up a peaceful demonstration near a square in this city's downtown Friday afternoon, beating protesters and journalists. The episode was a sign of rising tension over the slow pace of political reform in the kingdom.
Organized by youth groups and attended by members of labor unions and a large contingent from the Muslim Brotherhood, the protest began after Friday Prayer at the Husseini Mosque. By about 1:30 pm local time, hundreds of protesters were marching through a market district, chanting, “The people want to reform the government,” and “We are citizens, not subjects.” Police officers surrounded the march….