- Title: FRANCE-SHOOTING/JORDAN-MARCH Jordanian protesters condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoons
- Date: 16th January 2015
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (JANUARY 16, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MOVING IN DOWNTOWN AMMAN PROTESTORS MOVING AND CHANTING SLOGANS IN SUPPORT FOR PROPHET MOHAMMAD JORDANIAN HOLDING A BANNER READING IN ENGLISH "We follow you. Prophet of Allah Mohammad." PROTESTORS CHANTING DEMONSTRATORS MOVING AND CHANTING MAN HOLDING A BANNER EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR PROPHET MOHAMMAD (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HAMMAD SAEED, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LEADER, SAYING: "What is demanded from the French government is to quickly issue a law to prevent these assaults (on the Prophet Mohammad). If the French government does not do so, it means that the government is taking part in these assaults and all the Muslim nations stand against these people who assault the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him," PROTESTERS CHANTING AND CLAPPING MAN CHANTING AND HOLDING THE KORAN PROTESTERS WALKING DEMONSTRATORS LISTENING TO A MAN CHANTING THE FLAG OF PROPHET MOHAMMAD PROTESTERS TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AND SECURITY PERSONNEL PREVENTING THEM PROTESTERS RUNNING AND SECURITY PERSONNEL FOLLOWING THEM GENDARMERIE WALKING GENDARMERIE RUNNING PROTESTORS PUSHING GENDARMERIE GENDARMERIE PREVENTING PROTESTORS FROM WALKING FORWARD SECURITY PERSONNEL ARRESTING MAN MAN LYING ON THE GROUND MEMBER OF SECURITY PERSONNEL HITTING PROTESTOR VARIOUS OF GENDARMERIE PREVENTING PROTESTERS FROM WALKING FORWARD
- Embargoed: 31st January 2015 12:00
- Location: Jordan
- Country: Jordan
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVAJQ49B8U092U9QQQI0EMIFTA2
- Story Text: Around 2,000 Jordanians took to the streets of the capital in Amman on Friday (January 16) in protest against the publication of the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since an attack by Islamist gunmen in Paris, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on the cover.
Millions of copies of the "survivors' edition" were printed, dwarfing the usual 60,000 print run. On its cover, a tearful Mohammad holds a "Je suis Charlie " sign under the words "All is forgiven."
After the end of Friday prayers, members of the Muslim Brotherhood and youth movements walked in downtown Amman to condemn the cartoons and chanted slogans in protest against the new edition of Charlie Hebdo.
Protestors tried to reach the French embassy but the Gendarmerie personnel prevented them from doing so and skirmishes took place between the protestors and security personnel.
Four protestors were arrested and later released.
Muslim Brotherhood Hammam Saeed demanded that the French government issue a law to prevent such depictions of the Prophet Mohammad.
"What is demanded from the French government is to quickly issue a law to prevent these assaults (on the Prophet Mohammad). If the French government does not do so, it means that the government is taking part in these assaults and all the Muslim nations stand against these people who assault the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him," he said.
Protestors said they will continue their activities and demonstrations in support for the Prophet Mohammad until the French Embassy apologises for Charlie Hebdo's cartoons.
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