This is a video about a speech to Filipino migrant workers in Oman.
About 2,000 Omanis demonstrate demanding higher wages and stop rising prices
01/17/2011 12:44 PM
MUSCAT, Oman – About 2,000 Omanis have staged a rare protest demanding higher wages and salaries and a curb to rising prices and the high cost of living.
The demonstration Monday, a rarity in the sleepy sultanate, was called for by the civil society groups and publicized on websites.
Protesters gathered in the district housing most government ministries under close watch by police. The demonstration ended peacefully.
One demonstrator said the march was a request to Sultan Qaboos to personally intervene against the greed of the merchants and raise government employees salaries including those in the police and the army. He refused to give his name fearing of government reprisal.
Banners held by the demonstrators read “no to high prices” and “no to the merchant greed.”