Jordanians protest ´procrastination´ on reform (AFP) AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE) 03/23/12)
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Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated on Friday against what they
charged was "procrastination" on reform in the country, as opposition
Islamists vowed to continue their protests.
"Stop procrastinating on reform -- Jordan needs reform. The people
want to reform the regime and put the corrupt on trial," chanted more
than 700 people as they marched in central Amman, waving national and
Muslim Brotherhood flags.
"Procrastinating on reform will not help the regime and will not help
the nation," Jamil Abu Baker, Jordan´s Muslim Brotherhood spokesman,
"We demand an elected government, a genuine fight against corruption
and the security service being prevented from interfering in people´s
lives. These are the essentials of reform."
Abu Baker said "protests will not stop, even if they take years,
until the people feel real reforms are introduced."
Similar protests took place in other parts of the kingdom.
Jordan has seen relatively small but persistent Arab Spring-inspired
demonstrations almost every week since January last year, demanding
sweeping reforms and a tougher clampdown on corruption. (Copyright ©
2012 Agence France Presse. 03/23/12)
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