Jordanian protesters shout slogans and raise a national flag during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in the capital Amman late on June 2, 2018.AFP / Khalil MAZRAAWI
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Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets for a fifth night Sunday to demonstrate against proposed tax hikes, in the biggest anti-government rallies since 2011 .Urging King Abdullah II to sack Prime Minister Hani Mulki, protesters waved Jordanian flags and sang anti-government slogans.Ali Abous, head of an umbrella group for 15 unions and professional group with half a million members, called for a one-day strike Wednesday.Last month, the government proposed a new income tax law, yet to be approved by parliament, aimed at raising taxes on employees by at least five percent and on companies by between 20 and 40 percent.The Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this year ranked Jordan's capital as one of the most expensive in the Arab world.Jordan, a key U.S. ally, has largely avoided the unrest witnessed by other countries in the region since the Arab Spring revolts broke out in 2011, although protests did flare late that year after the government cut fuel subsidies.
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