AMMAN, March 21 (Xinhua) -- More than 150 Jordanians took part in a sit-in Thursday near the U.S. embassy in Amman, in protest of the upcoming visit by U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.
The protesters burnt U.S. flags, chanted slogans against the United States, saying that "We want the CIA (the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) out of Jordan."
On Friday, Obama will hold a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan on bilateral issues as well as regional issues of mutual concerns. Their talks will also focus on developments related to the stalled peace process.
On Thursday, Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and stressed the U.S. commitment to establishing a sovereign Palestinians state, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Obama also visited Israel on the first leg of his regional tour and discussed ties with Israel.