Application block “Tik Tok” in Jordan… and public and official condemnation of the killing of an officer

On Friday, Jordanian General Security announced that it had temporarily suspended the “Tik Tok” platform from operating within the country “after it was used in improperly” during the truckers’ strike that resulted in the death of a police colonel.

Before the official announcement, users of the “Tik Tok” application in Jordan reported that it had completely stopped since Friday morning.

The application has seen the release of many video clips of the transport truckers’ strike, with interactive and enthusiastic songs for acts of sabotage and road closures.

The Jordanian Public Security Cybercrime Unit has announced that the Cybercrime Unit and teams are monitoring what is posted on social media, in particularly in regards to hate speech, inciting vandalism and assaults on law enforcement, property and checkpoints.

And he explained in a statement that the competent authorities will refer anyone who commits such crimes to the judiciary.

The statement said that the ‘Tik Tok’ platform was not concerned with the misuse of the platform by its users, either by glorifying and spreading acts of violence or calls for chaos, but rather by promoting videos from outside the Kingdom and faking them to influence the feelings of the citizens, and therefore his services in the Kingdom were temporarily suspended.

Violence has increased

The events developed during a hot night experienced by some areas of Jordan, especially in the south, as an expression of citizens’ dissatisfaction with the recent government decision to raise fuel prices for the eighth time quest’year. their legal and constitutional framework, which prompted the security agencies to intervene and impose their control.

Parliamentary requests in a legislative session of the Jordanian parliament were transformed in collective demands for a reduction in fuel prices in Jordan by members of the House of Representatives, who called on Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh to break the silence and confirm that the public state the Treasury cannot afford the luxury of subsidizing fuel, as happened l ‘Last year.

Al-Khasawneh said fuel subsidies cost the state 550 million Jordanian dinars last year, and quest’year the state doesn’t have this amount to subsidize fuel, so fuel prices have gone up in in line with international prices.

Peaceful protests

Drivers of large trucks and owners of public transport, taxis and smart applications peacefully demonstrated their protest against the government’s decision to increase fuel, by striking and queuing on the side of the roads, but these peaceful vigils have changed in some places, especially in southern Jordan, closing secondary roads with tyres in flames and throwing stones at vehicles.

The government has tried to absorb the protesters’ anger by giving them fuel subsidies and postponing bank loans for this month, but all these decisions have not satisfied their ambitions.

Agent killed

A major turning point in the vigils came on Thursday when riots broke out in thearea of Hussainiya in Ma’an Governorate, where the Public Security Directorate mourned the death of Colonel Abdul Razzaq Abdel Hafez Al Dalabeh, Deputy Director of Police of Ma’an Governorate, following a gunshot wound to the head while dealing with riots he was leading A group of vandals and outlaws in thearea of Al-Husseiniya in Ma’an Governorate.

The Jordanian cabinet mourned Colonel Abdul-Razzaq Al-Dalabeh, who was assassinated by evil hands while performing his official duties in thearea of Al-Husseiniya in Ma’an Governorate, according to the description of the government spokesman.

Jordanian Government Communications Minister Faisal Al-Shboul said the cabinet condemned this treacherous and cowardly attack and stressed that the hand of justice would extend to the killers and refer them to a fair judiciary to receive their retribution.

The Senate has called for an iron fist to strike anyone who tries to foment riots, carry out acts of vandalism, undermine the rule of law and threaten the security of the homeland and citizens.

People’s circles across the governorates denounced such actions, demanding disclosure of Colonel Al Dalabeh’s killer and assassin.

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