Jordanian protesters burn U.S. flag

AMMAN, July 22 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of Jordanians held a demonstration Friday, where they burnt a U.S. flag and stressed rejection of America’s interference in the region.

During the sit-in in downtown Amman, the demonstrators voiced rejection of any U.S. interference in reform efforts in the country.

Stressing on the importance of unity among Jordanians of all origins, they called for uprooting corruption in the Arab kingdom and ending the “security iron fist.”

The demonstrators also condemned police assault against several media personnel during a demonstration last Friday.

The police department in Jordan on Wednesday announced its responsibility for the “limited” attacks against media people during last week’s demonstration and said the involved police members will be referred to law.

On Thursday, King Abdullah II of Jordan rejected the beating of journalists by policemen as “unjustified and unacceptable.”

The Jordanian king also voiced rejection of any practices and restrictions obstructing the work of media, which has an important role in accurately and independently delivering information to citizens and addressing their issues, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Source: Xinhua.
Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-07/23/c_131003417.htm.

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