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8 Demonstrators Injured in Jordan Protest


Protesters from Jordanian opposition parties carry a giant national flag while shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration against what they say are worsening economic conditions, after Friday prayers in Amman, February 18, 2011

Protesters from Jordanian opposition parties carry a giant national flag while shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration against what they say are worsening economic conditions, after Friday prayers in Amman, February 18, 2011

Protests turned violent in Jordan's capital Friday as government supporters clashed with demonstrators calling for political reforms.

Witnesses say at least eight people were injured when the government supporters attacked the demonstrators with batons.

Hundreds of people gathered in Amman for the pro-reform rally. The demonstrations follow weeks of similar street protests in Jordan that resemble the uprisings spreading through the Arab world.

Jordanians are demanding constitutional reforms and limits on King Abdullah's authority.

King Abdullah dismissed his Cabinet earlier this month after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets to protest against rising food and fuel prices.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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