Jordanian king's car attacked with bottles, stones
AMMAN, Jordan - June 13, 2011 (WPVI) -- A Jordanian security official says the motorcade of King Abdullah II has been attacked with empty bottles and stones during a visit to a southern town. The king escaped unharmed.
The attack came Monday hours after Abdullah bowed to popular demands for electing a prime minister from a parliamentary majority, replacing the current method of appointing the Cabinet.
The security official said the king was not hurt.
He said a crowd of young people attacked the motorcade twice in two different areas in Tafila, 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the Jordanian capital.
Abdullah was on a fact-finding trip to inspect infrastructure projects and hear his subjects' demands.
The official insisted on anonymity because he is not allowed to comment on the king's affairs.
jordan, protest, revolt, revolution, national/world
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