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

The Jordanian General Security announced, on Friday, that it had temporarily suspended the “Tik Tok” platform from operating inside the country “after it was misused” during the truck drivers’ 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 stopped completely since Friday morning.

The application witnessed the publication of many videos of the transport truck drivers’ strike, with interactive and enthusiastic songs for acts of sabotage and road closures.

The Cybercrime Unit of the Jordanian Public Security announced that the unit and the cybercrime teams are monitoring what is published on social media, especially with regard to hate speech, incitement to vandalism, and assaults on law enforcement agencies, property, and blocking roads.

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

The statement stated that the “Tik Tok” platform did not deal with the misuse of the platform by its users, whether by glorifying and spreading acts of violence or calls for chaos, but rather by promoting videos from outside the Kingdom and falsifying them to influence the feelings of citizens, and therefore its services in the Kingdom were temporarily suspended.

Violence escalated

Events developed through a hot night experienced by some areas in Jordan, especially in the south, as an expression of citizens’ dissatisfaction with the government’s recent decision to raise fuel prices for the eighth time this year. However, the peacefulness of these protests deviated from their legal and constitutional framework, which prompted Security agencies to intervene and impose their control.

Parliamentary demands in a legislative session of the Jordanian Parliament turned into collective demands for a reduction in fuel prices in Jordan by members of the House of Representatives, which called on Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh to break his silence and confirm that the state’s public treasury does not have the luxury of subsidizing fuel, as happened last year. .

Al-Khasawneh said that fuel subsidies cost the state 550 million Jordanian dinars last year, and this year the state does not have this amount to subsidize fuel, so fuel prices have risen in line with international prices.

Colonel Dalibeh

Colonel Dalibeh

Peaceful protests

Drivers of large trucks and owners of public transport vehicles, taxis and smart applications peacefully expressed their protest against the government’s decision to raise fuel, by striking work and lining up on the sides of the roads, but these peaceful vigils changed in some places, especially in southern Jordan, to closing secondary streets with burning tires Throwing stones at vehicles.

The government tried to absorb the anger of the protesters by disbursing fuel subsidies restricted to them, and postponing bank loans for this month, but all these decisions did not meet their ambitions.

Officer killed

A major turning point in the vigils was Thursday, when riots broke out in the Husseiniya area in Ma’an Governorate, where the Public Security Directorate mourned The death of Colonel Abdul Razzaq Abdul Hafez Al Dalabeh Deputy Police Director of Ma’an Governorate, after he was shot in the head area while dealing with riots that were being carried out by a group of vandals and outlaws in the Husseiniya area in Ma’an Governorate.

The Jordanian Cabinet mourned Colonel Abdel-Razzaq Al-Dalabeh Who was assassinated by sinful hands while carrying out his official duty in the Husseiniya area in Ma’an Governorate, according to the description of the government spokesman.

Jordanian Minister of Government Communication Faisal Al-Shboul said that the Cabinet condemned this treacherous and cowardly attack, and stressed that the hand of justice will extend to the killers and refer them to a fair judiciary to receive their punishment.

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

Popular circles from all governorates denounced such actions, calling for the disclosure of the killer and the shooter of Colonel Al Dalabeh.

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