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Jordanians plan 'day of anger' to speed reforms

Jordan's powerful Islamist opposition said it plans to stage a "day of anger" demonstration with other parties tomorrow (Friday) to demand reforms, in what they hope will be the largest protest since January.

"Around 10,000 members of the Islamist movement as well as supporters of 19 political parties will take part in the march to call for reforms," Zaki Bani Rsheid of the Islamic Action Front (IAF) executive committee said yesterday.

"Demonstrations will also take place in other governorates," said Bani Rsheid, whose party is the political arm of the country's Muslim Brotherhood.

"We have given the government time to translate its reform plan into action, but we felt its lax attitude to taking practical steps and that it is stalling for time," he told AFP.

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