Jordanians protest writer's assassination, demand government resignation



Protesters in Jordan demanded that the government resign on Monday for its failure to protect a Christian writer shot dead outside a court where he was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered near the Prime Minister's office after writer Nahed Hattar was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the palace of justice on Sunday. The assailant gave himself up to the police near the scene.
"No to extremism, no to violence," and "Down with the government," shouted protesters carrying... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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