The video depicts Jordanians protesting in Irbid.
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A video purporting to show Jordanians protesting in Irbid during recent fuel price and tax hike protests is circulating online.
“Thousands of Jordanians came to the streets in the city of Irbid against the regime of Malek Abdullah,” a Twitter user wrote.
Misbar has investigated the claim and found it to be misleading.
The video is old and unrelated to the most recent protests in Jordan.
Old Protest Videos Resurface Online
The video was previously uploaded to YouTube in June 2018.
According to the source, the clip shows protests and strikes in Irbid, Jordan.
Facebook and Twitter users and pages have also circulated the video in June 2018.
Other videos shot from different angles also surfaced online during the same period.
2018 Jordanian Protests
The video first surfaced in 2018 following nationwide protests against proposed tax and price increases.
Following days of protests, Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki resigned after two years in office amid widespread anger over the proposed reform.
2022 Jordanian Protests
The claim resurfaced after recent protests in Jordan against fuel prices and tax increases, causing the cost of living to rise.
As the city of Maan witnessed violent riots leaving a police officer dead, according to Jordanian officials, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said that the regime would not tolerate violence against its security personnel, Al Jazeera reported.
Meanwhile, truck drivers and various means of transportation went on strike for more than a week against the governmental decision.