Jordan: Renewed riots after the dismissal of a member of parliament

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Riots renewed after 4 security personnel were wounded in the Naour area, south of Amman, Jordan. And the security forces confirm that they will arrest anyone who tries to break the law.

  • The security forces confirmed that any violation of the law and an attack on members of the Public Security Service will be dealt with decisively and firmly
    The security forces confirmed that any violation of the law and an attack on members of the Public Security Service will be dealt with decisively and firmly

“Riots” renewed in the Naour area, south of the capital, Amman, on Sunday evening, hours after the dismissal of Representative Osama Al-Ajarmeh from the House of Representatives. This comes a day after 4 security personnel were injured in incidents that witnesses attributed to the MP’s supporters, according to what a Jordanian security source announced.

The official “Al-Mamlaka” channel quoted a security source as saying that “riots and shootings by a group of people are being dealt with in the Naour area, south of Amman.”

Activists posted on social media videos of skirmishes that took place between protesters and security forces.

The source pointed out that “closure points were opened, with a heavy security presence in the vicinity of Naour, to prevent any violation of the law, and to arrest anyone who tries to break the law.”

Intervals Ministry of Interior In a statement, earlier today, “Any transgression of the law and any attack on the salaries of the public security apparatus will be dealt with decisively and firmly, in accordance with the law, and in a manner that preserves the security and safety of citizens, their property and public property, and the security and safety of public security salaries who ensure the enforcement of the law.” and maintain security and order.

The ministry added that “armed attacks targeted security forces in the Malha area, near the Queen Alia International Airport road, and wounded security personnel.”

The official Jordan News Agency quoted the General Directorate of Security as saying, “A group of 150 supporters of the suspended member of parliament, Osama al-Ajarmeh, fired shots and provoked riots in the Umm al-Basateen area,” noting that a captain was wounded, and his condition was described as critical.

And the Public Security Directorate announced in a statement, at dawn today, Sunday, that 4 security personnel were wounded, yesterday, Saturday, in “riots” in the Naour area, south of Amman, “carried out, according to eyewitnesses, by supporters of MP Al-Ajarmah,” whose membership had been suspended from the council for a period of time. General because of “insulting the prestige of Parliament”.

The statement quoted the media spokesman for the Directorate, Amer Al-Sartawi, as saying that “a security force dealt, on Saturday evening, with riots, burning vehicles and shooting in the air by a group of people in the Naour area.”

He explained that “as a result of these actions, 4 public security men were injured, and they were taken to the hospital while they are under treatment.”

He stressed that “the security force will not allow them to break the law, infringe and disrupt the course of public life, and such acts will be dealt with firmly.”

Today, Sunday, the House of Representatives voted to dismiss Al-Ajarma from the House of Representatives, as 108 MPs voted in favor out of a total of 119 who attended the parliament session.

A verbal altercation took place between MP Al-Ajarma and Parliament Speaker Abdel Moneim Al-Awdat on May 24, due to a power outage 3 days ago in many governorates of the Kingdom.

The MP insisted that the power cut was intended to “stop a massive march of Jordanian tribes to Amman to support the Palestinian cause, as they were unable to refuel at the stations because of the power outage.” He wondered, “Why is the fear in the hearts of customers?”





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