Thousands of Jordanians have marched against the government's political and economic policies, demanding the prime minister's resignation.
The demonstrations, which were held following the Friday prayers in the capital Amman and other major cities, were organized by the country's main political opposition group, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. It was the third consecutive Friday of protests in Jordan.
The demonstrators denounced Prime Minister Samir Rifai's economic policies, saying reforms introduced by him, which led to cuts in subsidies for basic commodities, have caused the soaring food and fuel prices, unemployment and poverty.
"Rifai go away, prices are on fire and so are the Jordanians,â protesters chanted.
Protesters have also demanded that the prime minister be democratically elected rather than appointed by the King.
Today's protests came while the prime minister and the country's ruler King Abdullah II have promised to make reforms.
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