Reports of public disorder across the Kingdom the night of elections

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-16 06:03

Last Updated: 2017-08-16 06:03


Reports of public disorder were heard throughout the Kingdom over the elections in the past day.
Reports of public disorder were heard throughout the Kingdom over the elections in the past day.

Reports of violence and transgressions at polling stations have been made across the Kingdom tonight as the votes of Jordanians for the municipal and decentralized elections were being counted.

Several unknown assailants who supported a candidate for the municipality of Al Zarqa attempted to burn the headquarters of another an opposing candidate.

Reports of riots in the town of Al Hashimeyeh in the governorate of Al Zarqa were made after 50 people blocked one of the main roads of the town with burning tires in protest of the electoral results.

Both incidents were contained by the Public Security Directorate.

Meanwhile, the Gendarmerie dispersed dozens of people with tear gas in Amman in fear of escalating tensions between them.

Election day was no stranger to such incidents either.

An attack was conducted on several polling stations in Central Badia by unknown assailants.
According to Ammon News, members of the Independent Election Commission were attacked at the Queen Rania School in Muwaqir. A Commission official was held captive in a locked room, with four ballot boxes broken.


Roya has shared videos of the attack on Youtube.