Jordan unions launch nationwide strike over income tax plan

King Abdullah II has ordered a review and has even replaced his prime minister to try to defuse country's largest protests in years.

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    Trade unions in Jordan have led a nationwide strike on Wednesday against a controversial plan to raise income tax.

    The proposed reforms, driven by International Monetary Fund recommendation, have sparked the country's largest protests in years.

    King Abdullah has ordered a review and has even replaced his prime minister to try to defuse public anger.

     

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports.


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