Pro King Abdullah Protesters Smash Up Agence France-Presse Offices: News Production Is Cheap
THE office’s of French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) have being vandalised by a crowd in Amman, Jordan. Club-wielding men broke into the offices and smashed up equipment and furniture, a day after about 300 protesters held a demonstration outside the AFP offices to denounce a report two days ago which said that the motorcade of King Abdullah had been pelted with stones. The report, also carried by the Associated Press, was denied by the government.
You see – they’re not violent at all.
It’s not all bad for AFP, of course. News production is cheap if you offend the right people.
Government spokesman Taher Edwan said:
“This news is totally baseless. There was no attack whatsoever with empty bottles and stones. What happened is that a group of young Jordanians thronged the monarch’s motorcade to shake hands with him.”
The stones and bottles were bought at a souvenir stall…