Relatives and activists hold pictures of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, who was shot dead, and shout slogans during a sit-in in front of the prime minister's building in Amman, Jordan, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

(From Reuters)

Almost 200 protesters gathered in front of the Prime Ministry in Amman on Monday, speaking out against violence and extremism after a prominent writer was shot dead.

Relatives and activists hold pictures of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, who was shot dead, and shout slogans during a sit-in in front of the prime minister’s building in Amman, Jordan, September 26. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

The writer, Nahed Hatter, was killed on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.

The gunman was arrested at the scene, state news agency Petra said. A security source said he was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher in a mosque in the capital.

Protesters held up pictures of Hattar and signs that read, no to violence, no to extremism. Read More

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