Saturday, July 23, 2011

What lies beneath Jordanian calls for reform

Nisreen El-Shamayleh, MWC News, July 22, 2011

Several pro-reform activists and journalists were injured in clashes with the police during last Friday's protests [Reuters]

In a rare outbreak of violence, a protest in Amman last Friday demanding political reforms ended in broken bones and cameras.

Several pro-reform protesters and journalists were injured in clashes with the police, leaving the media and officials wondering what exactly went wrong.

The Public Security Department said it is fully responsible for what happened but accused the pro-reform protesters and the Muslim Brotherhood of provoking the police and instigating the violence.

Journalists were promised compensation and four policemen were arrested for suspicion of being involved in the July 15 attacks.

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