Change in tactics?

Protestors with Jordan flag
I can’t really recall opposition groups in Jordan waving Jordanian flags while protesting. What I remember — vividly — is the burning of Israeli flags. Waving a Jordanian flag is definitely novel, at least to me.

Are they being affected by the recent demonstrations in Lebanon? Even Hezbollah was seen demonstrating two days ago with the Lebanese flag and not their usual party flag (a machine gun and a fist). If this is the case with the Jordanian opposition, I must admit it is a smart change, as it makes them look less like dividers of the nation.

I polled and posted previously regarding my position on the whole professional unions dilemma and great discussion ensued, so I will not repeat myself. I just thought the picture revealed an interesting change of tactic among the demonstrators. Here is the full story if you are interested.


  1. Linda March 9, 2005 at 5:09 pm

    why dont these people ever get the permits first.

  2. jareer March 9, 2005 at 6:21 pm

    Notice that the police, and the Jordan authorities in picture outnumber the demonstrators by three times ! And you are asking of a permit first .

  3. jareer March 9, 2005 at 6:24 pm

    If you are now counting and my numbers above do not add up, consider the secret services inserted among the poor protesters !

  4. Chan'ad March 10, 2005 at 7:53 am

    If you haven’t done so already, you should check out this post by Ahmad Humeid, and especially the cartoon at the bottom about the Jordanian opposition.


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