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Now It’s the Kingdom’s Turn: Saudi Police Open Fire on Civilians as Protests Gain Momentum | Counterpunch

Pro-democracy protests which swept the Arab world earlier in the year have erupted in eastern Saudi Arabia over the past three days, with police opening fire with live rounds and many people injured, opposition activists say.

Saudi Arabia last night confirmed there had been fighting in the region and that 11 security personnel and three civilians had been injured in al-Qatif, a large Shia city on the coast of Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. The opposition say that 24 men and three women were wounded on Monday night and taken to al-Qatif hospital.

Read more here: Now It’s the Kingdom’s Turn » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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