Jordanians protest against lifting of fuel subsidies
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  • Jordan has witnessed mass protests in its capital Amman following a government announcement to hike fuel prices. The hike would cause the cost of household gas alone to rise by 53 per cent. Last week’s protests, for the first time, included calls for King Abdullah II to go. Calling for the overthrow of the king is punishable by imprisonment under Jordanian law. 1 Meanwhile, according to reports, the United Arab Emirates and other GCC states are considering efforts to assist Jordan to shore up its fuel supplies. 2