AMMAN, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Jordanians on Friday took to the streets, rejecting the government's plan for readjusting prices.
During a demonstration in downtown Amman, the capital of Jordan, which was held by the Islamic Action Front, the largest opposition party in the country, the participants called for far-reaching political and economic reforms and combating corruption.
They warned against increasing prices of commodities and services, stressing that they will continue efforts to attain reforms in the Kingdom.
The participants also called for dissolving the Lower House, which on Thursday voted in favor of the government of Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh.
The Tarawneh-led government said recently that it plans to increase prices of several commodities and impose new taxes to address the country's rising budget deficit, which is expected to reach 2.9 billion U.S. dollars by the end of 2012.
In early May, Jordan's King Abdullah II named Tarawneh as the country's prime minister to succeed Awn Khasawneh who submitted his resignation while in Turkey.