Jordan uses tear gas to clamp down on anti-lockdown protesters

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Tue, 2021-03-16 05:06

AMMAN: Jordan used tear gas on Monday to suppress protests against a curfew imposed to stem a severe outbreak of COVID-19, witnesses and residents said.
Police took action after hundreds of protesters in several cities including Amman demonstrated for a second day and defied a night curfew which was extended last week, they said.
Many of the protesters called on the government to resign and demanded an end to emergency laws in place since the outset of the pandemic, which civic groups say violate civil and political rights.

Authorities deployed several thousand anti-riot police to disperse protesters as dozens of activists were rounded up in several cities and towns. (AFP)
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