Jordanian social media users warned against sharing false protest videos

Jordan

Published: 2018-12-15 10:12

Last Updated: 2018-12-15 11:13


Dozens of Jordanians protested near the Fourth Circle on Thursday. (Roya)
Dozens of Jordanians protested near the Fourth Circle on Thursday. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Following Thursday’s anti-government protests near the Fourth Circle in Amman, the National Center For Security And Crisis Management warned citizens against sharing videos and images of the protests that took place near the Interior Ministry in 2011 under the pretense that they took place on Thursday, warning that that would stir up sedition amongst Jordanians.

Meanwhile, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) released a statement on Friday addressing the rumors and false information being circulated about Thursday’s protests.

On Friday, December 15, the Public Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for 17 Fourth Circle protesters on charges of misdemeanor and injuring members of the Darak forces, who were heavily deployed at the scene on Thursday evening.

A source close to the investigations said that security services had originally referred 35 people to the Public Prosecutor, but only 17 were detained and will remain in the authorities’ custody for one week while being investigated.