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Jordanians renew calls for reforms, anti-graft measures


14:44, December 31, 2011

AMMAN, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Over 10,000 Jordanians on Friday took to the streets in downtown Amman to demand the government carry out reforms and anti-graft measures.

The demonstrators, including some Islamists and opposition members, called on the government to take serious steps in reforming different sectors of the Arab Kingdom.

Witnesses said about 300 young Islamists present at the demonstration acted like bodyguards for the participants, a move unprecedented in previous protests.

The demonstrators also condemned last Friday's attacks by government loyalists on peaceful protesters in Mafraq city, where the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters were set ablaze by pro- government rioters, and accused the security forces of collaborating with the thugs.

Demonstrations were held in other places across Jordan, which also demanded reforms and fight against corruption in the kingdom.


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