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19 Aug 2020 | 10:28 PM UTC

Jordan: Security forces detain protesters in Jerash on August 19

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Jordanian security forces detain protesters in Jerash on August 19; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Amman). COUNTRY/REGION Jerash


Security forces in the city of Jerash reportedly detained dozens of protesters on Wednesday evening, August 19. The protesters had gathered to demonstrate against the arrest of several leaders of the Teacher's Syndicate union as well as the government's decision to suspend the union's operations.

Further protests over the issue are likely in the near term.  


Individuals in Jerash are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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