"I WANT TO EAT AND I WANT DEMOCRACY" - Editor's Picks 14 Nov 2012

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14 Nov 2012 00:00

A crowd of about 2,000 gathered in front of Amman's Interior Ministry Circle in response to rising fuel prices in Jordan. Also calling publicly for the fall of the regime, protesters burned tires, vandalized photos of the king and blocked roads. One protester, when asked why he was protesting said, "I want to eat and I want democracy."

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Protest at Interior Ministry Circle i...
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
14 Nov 2012

On November 14 in the early morning, protestors gathered at the Interior Ministry Circle in Amman, Jordan, spurred by the rise of fuel prices country-wide. Hundreds of riot police surrounded the demonstrators, even from bridges above, who called for, among other things, the fall of the regime.

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Protest at Interior Ministry Circle i...
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
14 Nov 2012

A pro-government demonstrator holds Jordan's flag in front of a photo of King Abdullah II in the Interior Ministry Circle in Amman on November 14 in the early morning. Hours before, protestors tried to tear down this photo before being blocked by riot police. Hundreds of police numbered among the thousands of protestors that called for freedom, democracy, and even chanted for the fall of the regime.