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A Peaceful Friday – October 5, 2012

October 11, 2012

Last Friday, thousands gathered in downtown Amman, Jordan to demonstrate for constitutional reform. Men, women and children alike held signs in the air protesting everything from corruption to calling for the release of arrested activists.

Though the number of people in the streets were far less than the 50,000 organizer Muslim Brotherhood predicted, the peaceful protest was the largest in Jordan to date since the start of the so-called “Arab Spring,” drawing an estimated 8 to 15,000 demonstrators.

Though rallies without fights often proves to be less exciting news, it was encouraging to see so many people gathered in one place to voice their dissent without any ensuing violence.

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  1. gtabeek permalink
    October 11, 2012 1:02 pm

    It’s interestng to see the one sign written in English. They must have felt there would be no violence…lots of babies and young children. Alot of white and green clothing..is there a significance?

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