Caused by Wikileaks revelations, Jordanians demo in front of the US Embassy in Jordan

14 Sep, 2011

There are some controversy about the role Wikileaks has played in the recent Arab Awaking or the Arab Spring that ousted 3 tyrants so far.

However today the role has become clear, as around 200 military veterans and activists demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Amman, Jordan. The first demo in front of the embassy in Amman since 25 years. The demonstration was an objection to in US government interference in Jordanian internal affairs after Wikileaks US embassy cables revelations about its role in Jordan.

The demonstrators burned the US and Israeli flag and chanted slogans such as “ the people want to expel the Americans” “no US embassy in a Jordanian land” and” no US bases on a Jordanian land” . They also demanded the Jordanian armed forces to liberate Palestine “from the river to the sea”.

Ali Habashnah president of Jordan’s military veterans committee told Aljazeera Arabic “we came here to object to US embassy recruitment of CIA agents who plot against our Palestinians brother’s right of return to Palestine.” and he threatened an open strike in the event of continued interference in internal Jordanian affairs by the US embassy.

In the letter sent to the US ambassador in Amman the demonstrators said “this demo is against US policies and not against the friendly American people.”

Via Aljazeera, Albosala and Jordan News

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