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Murder in street brings Jordanian women out in force

Protesters gathered in Amman twice this week despite COVID-19 restrictions to demonstrate against last week’s so-called honor killing of a woman and demand changes to the law.

“We’re fed up, we’re so fed up,” Besan Jaber, 29, told Al-Monitor after the first of two protests in Amman this week over the killing of a woman identified so far only as "Ahlam" in the press. “The case of Ahlam was a trigger to start something that is very responsive. To make a point that we’re not accepting any honor crimes, decisions need to be changed and modifications need to be happening.”

Hundreds of people gathered outside the parliament in Amman for a second, larger protest held on July 22 called “Screams of Women,” despite COVID-19 restrictions banning gatherings of more than 20 people.

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