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11 mai 2019 | 21h29 UTC

Jordan: Protest over arrest and related clashes close road in Zarqa May 11

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Protest over arrest leads to road closure in Zarqa May 11; protesters burn tires and throw rocks at security forces, who fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2019, 12h00 until 12/5/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Amman). COUNTRY/REGION Zarqa

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Some 70 protesters were reportedly clashing with security forces near the oil refinery in Zarqa on Saturday evening (local time), May 11, demanding the release of a person recently arrested. Demonstrators were reportedly burning tires and throwing stones at security forces, forcing the closure of Hashemite Road; security forces responded by firing tear gas to disperse the protesters.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Zarqa are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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