Authorities warn against 'illegal' public gatherings

The ministry of interior building (Photo: Jordan News)
The Interior Ministry announced late Friday that it would ban gatherings "like the ones seen most recently," warning that concerned agencies will "deal with this issue in line with the law, and in a way that safeguards community peace, the security and safety of citizens and the rule of law".اضافة اعلان

The statement came in response to "calls for such gathering, meetings and erecting tents…."

The ministry statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said that the rallies "involved violations to the law and unacceptable behaviors," advising citizens "to distant themselves from such illegal and unlicensed functions".

Late last month, riot police intervened to disperse a gathering in support of MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh, whom the Lower House suspended by a majority vote, citing insulting remarks under the dome.  The rioters blocked a highway near Naur leading to the Dead Sea.

Arrested were made and a few days later, the lawmaker tendered his resignation from Parliament.

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