Egyptians working in Amman urge Mubarak to step down

14:44, February 04, 2011      

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Dozens of Jordanian trade unionists along with Egyptians working in the country staged a sit-in Thursday urging Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

During the sit-in, which took place in front of the Egyptian embassy in Amman, the demonstrators voiced support for the Egyptian demonstrators who seek to topple the Egyptian regime.

Egyptian participants said that they are concerned about the situation of their families in Egypt and that "we live miserable conditions outside our country it is time for Mubarak to step down and leave the country."

Meanwhile, Jordan's Professional Associations issued a statement Thursday urging Mubarak to listen to the Egyptian people, leave the country and open the door for others to lead Egypt.

In the statement of which a copy was obtained by Xinhua, the trade unions called for holding free and transparent presidential elections.

"We also call on all Arab regimes to learn the lesson of what happened in Tunisia and Egypt and respond to the demands of their people before it is too late," they said in the statement.

Source: Xinhua
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