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Jordan releases protesters blamed for unrest

Jordan releases protesters blamed for unrest

A judicial official says 25 protesters blamed for Jordan's most violent unrest in three months of pro-democracy demonstrations have been released.
The official refused to say why they were freed. But the government is trying to ease tension with the opposition, who accuse it of ordering police to use unjustified force to disperse a peaceful protest calling for reforms.
The government blamed the 25 for instigating Friday's clashes between its supporters and opponents, in which one man died and 120 people were wounded.
The official said Monday the 25 included pro and anti-government protesters. He declined to give a breakdown, insisting on anonymity because he is not allowed to comment on the outcome of an investigation.


Updated : 2021-10-21 07:24 GMT+08:00