Jordanian police were attacked; witnesses expressed outrage about a banned politician.

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On Saturday, there were “armed attacks on security forces” on the outskirts of Amman, according to state media citing the Interior Ministry, while witnesses told Reuters the attacks were provoked by tribal followers of a member barred from Parliament.

Osama al Ajarma, the politician, was barred from Parliament for a year last week after criticising the body in a speech and instigating calls for demonstrations from members of his tribe.

Jordan’s Police stated in a second statement released by official news outlet Petra on Saturday that four members of a security unit “dealing with the riots in the Naour area were injured and they are under treatment.”

According to a police media spokeswoman, the security forces were dealing with disturbances and burning automobiles in the Naour on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, the Interior Ministry stated that any meetings that violated the rules controlling public meetings would be prohibited.

In a country where tribes form the backbone of the security forces and the army, clashes between certain wayward members of Jordan’s powerful are common.

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