Jordanians protest potential US strike on Syria - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Jordanians protest potential US strike on Syria

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -

Around 200 Jordanian activists chanting "America is the head of snake" have protested the anticipated U.S. strike on neighboring Syria.

It was the biggest Jordanian anti-U.S. gathering since President Barack Obama threatened a "limited" strike on Syrian targets in response to an alleged Aug. 21 chemical attack blamed on Bashar Assad's regime. A similar protest last week drew only a couple of dozen activists.

Monday's protest was planned by youth movements affiliated with Marxist and leftist groups, which are usually fiery critics of Washington because they regard its Mideast policy as biased in favor of Israel.

The demonstrators drew parallels between Obama and former U.S. President George W. Bush, calling both "warmongers."

Several dozen Jordanian policemen were on guard near the heavily-fortified embassy.

The protesters later dispersed peacefully.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at