Killing of Jordanian police officer in riots is major incident - analysis

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Killing of Jordanian police officer in riots is major incident - analysis
Jordan will need to rein in the protests and provide justice to the tribe of the man who was killed as it attempts to once again head off any growth in protests.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: DECEMBER 18, 2022

The death of a Jordanian police officer during riots that began with fuel price protests in Jordan appears to represent a rare and violent challenge to authority. The incident took place in the southern city of Ma’an.

“The authorities said the policeman was killed on Thursday night by a gunshot fired by an unidentified individual when armed officers entered a neighborhood of Ma’an to quell riots,” Al Jazeera reported. “Youths had attacked government property in the city.”

The killing comes amid a number of protests in which other members of the security forces have been injured. Many of these incidents appear to have occurred outside the public eye, and it doesn’t seem like the violence is spreading.

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