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As part of "Arab Spring" contestation movements, the Jordanian capital Amman saw on March 24, 2011 one of its largest pro-reform rallies and one of the rare demonstrations ending in violence in this country.

The demonstrators, one of whom lost his life, were attacked by a group of "thugs" believed to be regime-backed.

Gendarmerie forces dispersed the protestors with water hoses and batons, putting an end to the sit-in that was planned to be open-ended.

The event marked Jordan's political movement and was a turning point in the relationship between different youth and political factions in this young kingdom.
The Jordan Times was there.

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