Protesters in Jordan pelt Parliament with eggs

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 15:14

Amman: Dozens of Jordanians have pelted the Parliament with eggs, demanding the dismissal of the Prime Minister and all Parliament members.

The police briefly scuffled with the egg-hurling protesters, after which the rally ended peacefully.

Protests inspired by Arab uprisings have spread to Jordan but on a lesser scale.

Thursday`s protesters were angered that lawmakers this week cleared Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit of involvement in a casino scandal during his previous 2005-2007 term.

At the time, his Cabinet approved the country`s first gambling house in violation of Islamic law.

The Parliament implicated al-Bakhit`s ex-tourism minister, but acquitted the Premier. The protesters say al-Bakhit is also responsible. They plan more demonstrations for Friday.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 15:14

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