- Title: JORDAN: ABOUT 7,000 PRO-IRAQI DEMONSTRATORS MARCH THROUGH AMMAN
- Date: 9th February 1991
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (FEBRUARY 8) (VISNEWS) TOP VIEWS DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS MARCHING THROUGH STREETS (4 SHOTS) GV/SV DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN SQUARE, CHANTING ANTI-US AND PRO-IRAQ SLOGANS (2 SHOTS)
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- Location: AMMAN, JORDAN
- Country: Jordan
- Topics: General,Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA15G697EWPZ0U8KOQ2RYALN5NB
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Story Text: Some 7,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Amman on Friday (February 8) in a display of support for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
The demonstrators, who gathered after Friday prayers, carried pictures of Saddam and called for a "Jihad" or Holy War against the United States-led coalition fighting to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait.
Several hundred representative of Jordan's academic community also staged a demonstration on Friday to protest at the role of the United States in the war. Wearing their university gowns, the protesters marched to the United Nations office in Amman to hand in a petition. "This is an Arab problem," said one protester. "It should be left to the Arabs to solve it."
Many of those participating in the demonstration attended universities in the West, and most of them are now professors and senior lecturers in Jordan's four universities.
Elsewhere in Amman, the library of the French Cultural Institute was badly damaged in an arson attack on Friday, the latest in a series of more than 70 attacks on Western targets around the world since the Gulf conflict began.
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