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UN alarmed by deadly Syrian protest in Jordan camp

AMMAN - The United Nations said Sunday it was alarmed at "violent nature" of a demonstration in a massive Syrian refugee camp in Jordan that killed one person and wounded dozens.

 

The UN refugee agency said a "heated demonstration" in Jordan's sprawling Zaatari refugee camp Saturday turned to "a violent one" after
hundreds, possibly thousands of refugees started throwing rocks at a police post. The agency said that the protest started over a refugee family being held there after police detained them and a driver who tried to smuggle them out of the camp.

 

The UN said police fired tear gas and there were reports of live ammunition being used. They said 28 Jordanian policemen were wounded. (AP)