Police Shut Muslim Brotherhood’s Jordan Headquarters

AMMAN (Reuters) -
A boy who stands near the main entrance of the Muslim Brotherhood's office in Amman, after it was shut by police acting on orders of the Amman governor April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
A boy stands near the main entrance of the Muslim Brotherhood’s office in Amman, after it was shut by police acting on orders of the Amman governor on Wednesday. (Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)

Jordanian police shut the main office of the country’s Muslim Brotherhood, its biggest opposition party, a senior leader in the movement said on Wednesday.

Police acting on orders of the Amman governor evacuated staff and sealed the building, giving no reason for their actions, Jamil Abu Baker told Reuters.

The Brotherhood has operated legally in the country for decades and has substantial grass-roots support in major urban centers.