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Activists protest against high prices, US plans for Mideast peace

By Petra - Jan 25,2014 - Last updated at Jan 25,2014

IRBID/AMMAN — Hundreds of Jordanians participated in a march in Irbid on Friday calling for reform and combating corruption.

In the march, which followed the Friday noon prayer, representatives of popular movements and the Muslim Brotherhood urged the government to halt steps that lead to raising prices and to work on offsetting the budget deficit through stricter measures in combating corruption.

Also on Friday, a protest was held near Al Husseini Mosque in downtown Amman.

Participants chanted slogans calling for nullifying the Wadi Araba peace treaty between Jordan and Israel and denouncing the proposal floated by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Palestinian issue.

They charged that Kerry’s proposal seeks to terminate the Palestinian issue and scrap the Palestinian refugees’ right of return.

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