Activists protest price hikes at Professional Associations’ sit-in

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Jordanians protest hiked prices in front of the Professional Associations Complex. (Photo: Twitter)

AMMAN — Dozens of Jordanians protested fuel and commodity price hikes at a sit-in staged in front of the Professional Associations Complex in Amman, according to AmmanNet.اضافة اعلان

The crowd in Sunday’s protest included professional association members, political activists, and Jordanians from all walks of life.

Salem Al-Falahat, secretary-general of the Partnership and Salvation Party, said that the government’s decision to hike the prices is primarily aimed at shifting people’s attention away from the deteriorating conditions, instead focusing at ways to secure their basic needs.

Falahat demanded the government to immediately retract from its decision to increase prices and to cancel a flat tax it levies on oil derivatives.

He pointed out that officials who are responsible for the decision ignored people’s pocket-book issues.

 Falahat criticized the absence of political parties from decisions that affect people’s economic conditions.

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