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Protests launch in Amman

Arab World Materials 9 September 2011 17:31
Protests launch in Amman
Protests launch in Amman

People went on demonstration in Amman, Jordan, on Friday, Al Jazeera TV reported.

Protestors are calling the government to carry out political reforms and take anti-corruption measures in the country.

Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated across the country Friday to press their demands for political reform, fighting corruption and improving economic conditions.

The protests were called the "Friday of Bread and Dignity."

Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Grand Husseini Mosque in central Amman calling for the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, which they said had failed to fight corruption and adopt political reforms.

The participants also expressed their dissatisfaction with the constitutional amendments recently proposed by a royal committee.

Apart from Amman, protests were also reported in the cities of Karak, Tafileh and Thiban,DPA reported.

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