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  • Riot police ran towards protesters who tried to gather on Interior Ministry Circle in Amman on Wednesday after subsidies in Jordan were cut. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Riot police ran towards protesters who tried to gather on Interior Ministry Circle in Amman on Wednesday after subsidies in Jordan were cut. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Protesters held up signs on the edge of Interior Ministry Circle in Amman. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Riot police pushed back protesters angry about subsidy cuts. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Protesters gathered near Interior Ministry Circle. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Protesters gathered near a gas station. Subsidy cuts have led to, among other things, a sharp increase in fuel prices. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Jordanian police wait on an overpass above Interior Ministry Circle. (Y. Weeks for VOA)
  • Protesters near Interior Minsitry Square shouted anti-government slogans. (Y. Weeks for VOA)

Protests in Amman, Jordan

Published November 14, 2012

Jordanian teachers went on strike Wednesday, hours after the government increased fuel prices in a bid to qualify for much-needed international aid.