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Situation in Jordan escalates as ex-MP is arrested

A Jordanian MP expelled from parliament for inciting riots, has been arrested Jordan News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Jordanian MPs voted earlier this month to remove Osama Al-Ajarmeh from the lower house after violence erupted in the suburb of Naour, a stronghold of the Ajarmeh tribe in southwest Amman. 

Four police officers were wounded in clashes with supporters of the MP.

Al-Ajarmeh was seen in a video insulting King Abdullah II while carrying a sword and a gun in a shoulder holster.

Source: Arab News

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