Amman: 8 wounded during clashes
Eight people were injured Friday in the Jordanian capital of Amman, after loyalists of the regime attacked hundreds of young demonstrators who demanded political reforms in the kingdom. This incident is the first of its kind since the start of the current protests in Jordan. In recent weeks, there have been protests but without violence.
There were conflicting reports about the nature of the clashes. It was said that Jordanian security forces separated between the two sides, and after the march ended, there was is no need for arrests.
After Friday prayers scores participated in the march, organized by the leftist opposition while others participated in a rally to support the government near the Husseini Mosque in the center of the Jordanian capital, Amman. The clash between the two sides caused casualties. The opposition said "thugs" tried to prevent the march, and there was a clash with sticks and stones, without the intervention of the security forces. According to eyewitnesses, "about one hundred thugs attacked the demonstration, which included about 400 people from the pro-reform movement. The protesters carried banners saying "bread and freedom, social justice," "We want an elected government," "People want to stop corruption", and "Hunger is a red line."