Eight members of Jordanian party hurt in reform protests in Karak.
Jordan's Popular Democratic Unity party says at least 8 of its
members were wounded in the southern city of Karak during a protest
demanding government reforms, the AP reported. The political party said
in a statement issued Friday that the injured were being treated in a
local hospital. The protesters gathered after Friday prayers when the
party says unruly thugs burst in on the crowd, cursing and attacking
with knives and sticks. The party blames the security services for
inadequate protection in Karak, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of
Amman. Repeated phone calls to the police were unanswered. Jordan has
experienced seven months of mostly peaceful protests demanding greater
political say and economic reforms.