Friday night marked the violent defeat of protests that began on March 24 (#March24
) in Amman, Jordan. On Thursday night, protesters for democratic reform had camped out at the Dakhliyeh Circle
(Ministry of Interior Circle). Throughout Friday more and more citizens gathered at the Dakhliyeh Circle raising their voices for political reform. They were met with counter-demonstrators holding up pictures of Jordan's King Abdullah and throwing rocks.
As the crowds grew and tensions escalated, security forces (Police and the Gendarmerie) stormed the Dakhliyeh Circle with batons and water canons, forcing people away from the area. “We emptied the area after confrontation between the two sides and to ensure their safety,” said a Public Security Department press release
[ar]. Video of
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