Jordan: Protests against IMF-backed tax bill hit Amman

Hundreds took to the streets of the Jordanian capital Amman on Friday, to decry the new IMF-backed tax bill the parliament approved earlier on November. Under the message: 'We are bankrupt,' protesters gathered and chanted slogans against the government and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz. «They sold everything, even health and education on the way to privatization... Еще,» said outraged protester Nasser Al-Tarawneh. For another activist, Tarek, «this stand was a spontaneous popular reaction in order to talk about the struggles of the Jordanian citizens.» Earlier on November, the parliament passed IMF-backed reforms on taxes that increase the prices on fuels and basic commodities causing a popular outrage.

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