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Syrian refugees in Jordan riot over tents
2013-02-04
[Al Ahram] Jordanian riot police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse Syrian refugees at a northern desert camp as they fought over tents being distributed by a Norwegian charity, an official said.

"A Norwegian charity was giving away tents to Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp. They rioted and clashed with each other, trying to attack security officers," Anmar Hmud, a government front man for refugee affairs, told AFP.

"The riot police intervened, firing tear gas to disperse them. One Syrian man was slightly hurt," Hmud said without giving further details.

Since it opened in July, the Zaatari camp, home to more than 90,000 Syrian refugees, has seen several protests against poor living conditions, including a lack of electricity.
Posted by:Fred

#7  Section 8 Tent Giveaway

Comes with a starter brick of InstaRoach, just add water.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-04 16:19  

#6  Why would anyone want a tent for crazy GIs?
Posted by: Nimble Spemble   2013-02-04 15:01  

#5  Section 8 Tent Giveaway
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-04 14:55  

#4  Won't the Soddies help? How about the Iranians?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305   2013-02-04 14:55  

#3  I think the world would be much better off if the old aphorism "Beggars can't be choosers." was universally applied.

I'm sick of beggars bitching about the charity they receive.
Posted by: AlanC   2013-02-04 12:46  

#2  Sounds like Detroit in a nutshell.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-02-04 09:02  

#1  Not enough tents, too many people. Socialism in a nutshell.
Posted by: gromky   2013-02-04 04:34  

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