Riots are continuing in Jordan over the economic situation in the Hashemite kingdom. Thousands gathered in the capital city of Amman to demonstrate, with people advocate for the fall of the government. The prime minister resigned earlier this week.
A security guard was stabbed in Amman by one of the rioters, according to a report posted on Rotter.net. In addition, there were reports of other casualties among the ranks of the security forces due to clashes with rioters.
Riot police responded by pushing back the crowd, arresting protesters. pic.twitter.com/uQyeR1lqHV
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Bread prices rose 60 percent this past February, sparking riots at the time in the Jordanian city of As-Salt, west of Amman. Protesters barricaded roads, burned tires and clashed with security forces.