More than 3,000 protesters took part in an anti-corruption march in the Jordanian capital Friday organized for the first time by a newly formed partnership of Islamists and leftists.
“No for protecting government of corruption, demonstrators chanted on the march from Al-Hussein Mosque in central Amman to the town hall a kilometer away.
Protesters carried banners reading: "Political reform is the path to wiping out corruption" … Corruption is the cause of poverty and unemployment.
The National Reform Front head, former Jordanian Prime Minister Ahmad Obeidat, said the protesters demanded "an end to corruption in all its forms: political, administrative ", legislative and financial. It was the first public action by the NFR, a partnership formed in May by the Muslim Brotherhood, leftist parties, trade union leaders and independents. While Jordan has seen fewer protests in comparison with its neighbors swept up in the Arab Spring, Amman has also been the scene of protests since January to demand sweeping economic and political reform.