Jordan protesters clash with police against health restrictions
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 March 2021 | 6:23 pm
Protesters clash with police in Jordan's capital Amman amid a second night of demonstrations against health restrictions, even as the country posted a record-high number of coronavirus cases.
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