Jordan unrest: Salafist clash wounds dozens in Zarqa
15-Apr-2011 (one comment)

Dozens of people have been injured as ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims clashed with pro-government supporters in Jordan's northern city of Zarqa.

The police used tear gas to disperse the crowds, a police spokesman said. Six officers were stabbed and 34 others injured in the clashes, he added.

Meanwhile, up to 1,000 people protested in the capital Amman, calling for political and economic reform.

Opposition groups want free and fair elections and an end to corruption.

Darius Kadivar

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