Jordanian Police Crack Down Violently on Demonstrators
By Jihad Abu Falah
Tens of Jordanian protestors in Amman were beaten up Wednesday as security forces cracked down on a demonstration protesting the Israeli massacres in Palestine.
More than 1000 angry protestors set out from the offices of the professional associations heading for the Israeli embassy in Amman. Prior to the rally, more than 4000 gathered for a rally where leading opposition leaders addressed the chanting crowds, calling for Arab support for the Palestinians and severing relations with Israel.
Many of the participants were sent to hospitals for treatment mostly from bruises and broken hands, Albawaba.com reporter witnessed.
"It reminds me of Palestine," commented a scared 14-year-old girl while she was running away from the police's clubs.
The correspondent saw a pregnant woman faint after she inhaled tear gas.
In another march earlier the same day, University of Jordan students received the same violent treatment from the Jordanian police, who barred them from reaching the Israeli embassy.
More protests were witnessed Wednesday in the Palestinian refugee camps and the different quarters of the Jordanian capital.
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