Jordan protesters press on, some unions strike after new PM appointed

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest near the Prime Minister's office in Amman, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

AMMAN – Hundreds of people pressed ahead with protests in Jordan’s capital on Wednesday and some unions went on strike despite King Abullah replacing his prime minister to defuse public anger. Government plans to raise taxes have sparked the largest protests in years in Jordan, a U.S. ally that has mostly escaped years of regional […]

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