Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Jordan 2007

A new blog from Jordan reports (in Arabic) on the protests by herders sparked by a rise in the price of barley feed.

The picture above is from the AP photojournalist Mohammad abu Ghosh.

The caption reads: A Jordanian man passes by a burning tire in Amman on Thursday, Aug, 30, 2007. Jordanian riot police clashed with more than 200 Bedouin herders blocking the country's main highway with burning tires in protest over price hikes for animal feed, said witnesses on the scene. Police attacked the demonstrators with tear gas and riot batons, swiftly dispersing the crowd. The highway between the capital Amman and the port of Aqaba was then reopened.

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