The king's two speeches in the last few days on this subject:
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AMMAN, Jordan -- Assailants swinging clubs stormed into the Jordan office of the French news agency Wednesday, destroying furniture, in a rare attack on the international media in the kingdom.
Like other international media, Agence France Presse reported initial security accounts Monday that Tafila youth pelted Abdullah's motorcade with stones. But officials and Tafila residents quickly clarified that the stones targeted police for their rough handling of citizens during the king's visit, not Abdullah.
Tuesday's protesters outside AFP's office accused the agency of distorting the hospitality of Bedouin tribesmen -- who are traditional supporters of the monarch -- to falsely portray popular disenchantment with the king.
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