Thursday 6 January 2011
Amman, Jordan - Angry rioters attack municipality, court, police, etc after funeral of three murdered workers
Jan 5 2011 - AMMAN — Angry rioters went on the rampage Tuesday after the funeral of three men who were killed on Monday by unknown assailants because they had been chosen over others to work on a major project in the city, a security official said.
More than 500 people set fire to municipality and court buildings as well as to police vehicles, police posts, civilian cars, shops and a petrol station, police said.
“Police started a manhunt last night to search for weapons and arrest the killers as well as those who were behind the vandalism,” another security official told AFP.
“According to witnesses, one man was responsible for the killings while eight other men are suspected of creating a fight that led to the murder of the three.”
Posted by sysiphus at 16:11