Street riots in Jordan prompt king to cancel price hikes

After two days of protest riots in Jordanian cities, King Abdullah ordered his government on Friday to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity. The protesters called for the fall of the government while blocking roads with cars and blazing tires. DEBKAfile: The economic crisis sweeping the kingdom has begun to hit the upper middle class and the circles most loyal to the throne. Jordan’s national debt has soared to $35 billion, equivalent to 90 percent of the gross domestic product.

 

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9 thoughts on “Street riots in Jordan prompt king to cancel price hikes

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:39 at 19:39
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    C’est le début de la fin ou presque du royaume hachemite. Si le ” roi ” ne change pas de direction, la chute va être très très rapide et douleureuse.

    Il faut que ça change sinon…

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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    move the embassy to Jerusalem and solicit Israeli help in planning for recovery, Netanyahu should gladly provide for free.

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:27 at 22:27
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    Abdullahu akbar!

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 23:39 at 23:39
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    Ok, now we know there are protest riots in Jordanian cities, good!
    But, how many burning tires rioters are Palestinian refugees, only a few thousands, or more?

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  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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    MORE BURNING TIRES!

    FIRESTONE/GOODYEAR AKBAR!

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  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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    Now Israel can point the Terrorstinians in the direction of Jordan, send them packing and remind them that that fictitious colonial country was designed to be their home – a fake country given to the Arabs (erased from the post-Ottoman British Mandate which was meant for the Jewish people) for oil concessions and allegiance to the British.

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    • Jun 2, 2018 @ 4:05 at 4:05
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      make the west bank israeli send the arabs back home to jordan now

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      • Jun 2, 2018 @ 13:56 at 13:56
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        That sounds like a good idea.

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  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 4:38 at 4:38
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    Act three, or something……..

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