Oct 6, 2012

To demand reforms

Thousands of Jordanians demanded constitutional reforms during an opposition rally described as the biggest in the kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings started in late 2010. The protesters, led by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, demanded that the constitution be changed so that the prime minister is elected rather than appointed by the king. Security forces were deployed in the capital Amman to separate opposition demonstrators from government loyalists, who staged a counter protest. The rallies come a day after King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and called an early election. He has set no date for the vote.

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