Public anger over IMF-driven government policies has grown since a steep general sales tax hike earlier this year and the abolition of bread subsidies, a staple item for the poor.
The protests widened on Saturday after Mulki refused to scrap a bill increasing personal and corporate taxes, saying it was up to parliament to decide.
Despite decision by the government, upon orders by His Majesty King Abdullah, to cancel significant hikes in the prices of fuel and electricity driven by the rising prices of crude on worldwide markets, riots and protests were reported in nearly every corner of the country according to local coverage and social media posts, including the official news agency.
The increases have caused Mulki's popularity to plummet. Several other protests were held across the country's governorates in protest of the government's decision and in rejection of the income tax draft law and were released later.
TRT World's Gavin Blackburn reports. The legislative proposal is yet to be approved by the country's parliament.
It is the latest in a series of economic reforms since Amman secured a $723-million three-year credit line from the International Monetary Fund in 2016.
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Earlier Saturday, King Abdullah II met with the prime minister, Cabinet ministers and senior security officials.
Jordanians have seen prices rise with salaries failing to keep up.
On Friday, the Jordanian King Abdullah announced that he's freezing the rise in prices, in an attempt to assuage the public discontent.
The IMF-backed measures have sparked some of the biggest economic protests in five years.
Overnight, protestors outside premier Hani al-Mulki's office shouted slogans including "the ones raising prices want to burn the country" and "this Jordan is our Jordan, Mulki should leave".
On Thursday night, thousands of Jordanians gathered in front of the Prime Minister's office, and protested the hikes in prices of fuel, fuel derivatives and electricity.
Bank employee Mohammad Shalabiya, 28, said demonstrators wanted "to tell the government that the citizen's income isn't suitable for this kind of law and that we have a right to demonstrate".