Anti-Trump protests continue in Amman


Published: 2017-12-17 13:23

Last Updated: 2017-12-17 13:23

Jordanians are not backing down. (Roya)
Jordanians are not backing down. (Roya)

Jordanians continued their protests on Friday evening outside the U.S. Embassy in Amman, following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation.

During the demonstrations, protesters were seen burning flags of the occupation.

After Friday’s morning prayers, a march under the slogan "Jerusalem Is Ours” took off from the Grand Husseini Mosque and carried on through the streets of downtown Amman in solidarity with Jerusalem. The march denounced Arab leaders' stance towards the U.S. decision.

Protesters asserted that Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs and will always remain the capital of Palestine, and that President Trump's decision expresses full bias towards the Israeli occupation.

They also stated that Arab countries will not accept the infringement upon their sacred/holy sites and will always defend the Land of Israa and Miraj by all means necessary.

The Israa and Miraj refer to two parts of a miraculous journey taken by Prophet Muhammad in one night from Mecca to Jerusalem (Israa) and then an ascension to Paradise (Miraj).