Anti-govt protests resume in Jordan despite PM’s resignation
Anti-government protests have resumed in Jordan despite the resignation of the prime minister, who had led the push for unpopular austerity measures. Several thousand Jordanians marched toward the office of outgoing Prime Minister Hani Mulki overnight and into early Tuesday, demanding that the government scrap proposed tax increases. Critics say the measure would mostly target the poor and the middle class. Riot police scuffled with some of the marchers, trying to keep them away from the building, but the fifth street protest in as many days was largely peaceful, AP reports.