Jordanians enraged by parties despite Luweibdeh tragedy

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AMMAN — Some individuals organizing musicals, and entertainment shows on the weekend brought severe rebuke by other Jordanians on social media platforms.اضافة اعلان

Some urged the government to declare a state of mourning for the victims of the buildings which collapsed in Jabal Luweibdeh last Wednesday, to deter those celebrating and reflect the somber mood dominating the public scene.

Youth Mohammed Amin told Jordan news that “holding parties at a time when we are witnessing an unfortunate tragedy means that we are deprived of the sense of national responsibility.”

Amin wondered how certain popular parties had been approved, while Jordanians were saddened by the tragic incident.

Yasmeen, a journalist who covered a popular party that took place on the weekend and sparked wide anger, told Jordan News that she went to the party on a journalistic mission, not to participate in it.

She said that “the attendees had purchased tickets prior to the incident, and this could be the reason that they had attended the event despite the sad incident.”

Ziad, a university student, told Jordan News that he attended a party, which had been scheduled a long time ago. He noted that, like the rest of the Jordanians, he was saddened by the incident, but did not believe that his going to the ceremony was inconsistent with the sincere feelings of solidarity with the victims and their families.

Yousif Al-Ali, a worker at a mobile’s shop, told Jordan News that “parties should have been postponed”.

“It is difficult to cancel an artistic ceremony a day before the date, especially since there are sponsors, funds and associated dues, but, it should be postponed a few days in solidarity with the deceased and their families,” he added.

For its part, the Jordanian Government has denied its relationship with the celebrations. The local media reported that the music event was organized by a private company with other partners and that the Amman Secretariat had nothing to do with the event or its organization.

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