Jordanian protesters shout slogans and raise a national flag during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in the capital Amman early Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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Jordan's King Abdullah has summoned the prime minister for a meeting that could pave the way for his resignation, a government source said Monday, after another night of protests against austerity measures.Demonstrations have rocked the Jordanian capital and several other cities since Wednesday against a draft income tax law and price hikes based on recommendations by the International Monetary Fund.It came hours after around 5,000 people rallied outside Mulki's office in Amman, on the fifth consecutive day of protests in the Jordanian capital and other cities.According to official estimates, 18.5 percent of Jordan's population are unemployed, while 20 percent are on the brink of poverty.The Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this year ranked Jordan's capital as one of the most expensive in the Arab world.
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