General strike observed in Karak in solidarity with truck drivers

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AMMAN — Hundreds of residents of Karak Governorate congregated Monday in front of Al-Omari Mosque, in the city of Karak, in response to a call by the city’s Municipal Council to observe a general strike in solidarity with the striking public sector transport drivers and operators, Jo24 reported.


Shops in the city closed their doors in response to calls for a strike, which was supported by commercial, popular and political figures from the governorate.


Participants in the sit-in stressed their constitutional rights and rejection of all attempts to circumvent the demands of the strikers, which include truck drivers and public transport operators. They also rejected all attempts at silencing people and arresting political activists.


Meanwhile, a number of truck and public transport drivers in Maan Governorate vowed to continue their strike, now in its 17th consecutive day, which demands a reduction in fuel prices and of the tax imposed on oil derivatives.


Drivers said the attempt to end the peaceful strike by force will not deter them from continuing the protest.


The strike, they said came after “great suffering” due to high fuel prices and losses they incurred, and the government’s failure to respond to their demands.


The drivers stressed that the strike has become a national cause.اضافة اعلان

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