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Jordan Government Vows to Confront Attempts to Stir Instability

Jordan Government Vows to Confront Attempts to Stir Instability

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - 07:30
Jordan Minister of Interior Salameh Hammad. Muhammad Hamed/ Reuters

Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh has asserted that the government will fight against anyone who triggers instability and tension in the country.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Adaileh commented on the chaos that followed a protest for teachers in Karak (in the south of the country). The chaos led to the injury of seven and the arrest of around 48 people.

The minister stressed that the government won’t go easy with anyone who offends the security guards and relevant bodies as they perform their tasks. Any financial, partisan, or syndicate demand won’t be fulfilled using this attitude but through dialogue and acceptance of others, he stressed.

Adaileh further noted that there are some practices that contradict with the precautionary measures such as gatherings, as well as holding weddings and funerals. For this, the government and the administrative governors will join efforts to handle the violations strictly.

Moreover, Jordan Minister of Interior Salameh Hammad affirmed Tuesday that the government will never tolerate violence against security personnel on their duty. Hammad condemned the incident in Karak, during which police officers were attacked while on their official duty, as "unacceptable".

He explained that the protest that took place this evening in Karak was not limited to teachers, but witnessed the participation of two political parties, activists, and some young people who were "deceived" by them.

The country has been witnessing stands by teachers in several provinces demanding abolishing the decision to shut down the syndicate and releasing those arrested – amid a campaign of mass arrests of activists and heads of syndicate branches.

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