Jordanian prime minister's convoy pelted with tomatoes
Published Thursday, July 5, 2012
Fifteen people were detained on Thursday after attacking Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh's motorcade with tomatoes during a visit to the northern city of Irbid, police said.
"The fifteen people were detained after they tried to prevent the prime minister's motorcade from passing through a main road in Irbid, and hurled tomatoes on his cars," police spokesman Mohammad Khatib told AFP.
"They shouted insults at him, and one of them rammed his car into a security vehicle," he said. No one was hurt.
It was unclear what fueled the attack, but Irbid, like other Jordanian cities, has been the scene of weekly protests with demonstrators demanding political and economic reforms.