Protestors block Ramtha main roundabout with stones, burning tires

Jordan

Published: 2019-09-15 09:32

Last Updated: 2019-09-15 09:49


Protestors block Ramtha main roundabout with stones, burning tires
Protestors block Ramtha main roundabout with stones, burning tires
Roya News Source

A number of people staged a protest at the Ramtha main roundabout in Irbid governorate on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.

Protesters blocked the roundabout with stones and burning tires, yet the reason why the protests were organized was not clear.

Last month, several protests were organized in Ramtha against the government's new amendments on the smuggling law, which indicated that smuggling will be classified as a felony, and not as a misdemeanor.

The amendments also indicated that attempting to enter the Kingdom with more than one carton of cigarettes, which includes ten packs, will be considered smuggling.

The government had also decided to install gendarmerie forces to protect customs officers from any attack, in addition to installing checkpoints at the Jaber Border Crossing to prevent people from entering any smuggled materials to the Kingdom.

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