Arab Spring-inspired reform movement commemorates second anniversary

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Protesters in support of the Arab Spring-inspired reform movement gathered near the Jordanian capital’s Husseini mosque on Friday to commemorate the second anniversary of the organization.

“We are here today to commemorate the second anniversary of this Jordanian movement for reform, the movement that called for change and the implementation of a truly democratic state,” said protester Soud al-Ajarmeh.

Protesters chanted slogans requesting true reforms from the government and asking for the end of corruption in the country.

These latest protests come in the run up to the first parliamentary elections to take place in the country since the Arab Spring began almost two years ago.

The Muslim Brotherhood has announced that its political party, the Islamic Action Front, will boycott the elections which are scheduled for January 23.

A second protest took place in front of the Syrian embassy in support of the Syrian people and the “Syrian revolution.”

“The Jordanian people, with all its fractions and political ideologies and despite their different beliefs all agree on their support for the Syrian people and the Syrian revolution,” said another protester, Ali Abu Sukkar.

Protesters, who were part of the Freedom Party, chanted slogans that name the Syrian revolution an Islamic revolution.

One protester held up a sign that read “The Syrian Revolution is an Islamic Revolution.”