Dutch queen not going to Oman

Demonstrators in Sohar, Oman

According to Dutch NOS TV, the planned state visit to Oman by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has been postponed.

Omani workers are demonstrating for democracy, and the absolute monarchy’s forces have killed demonstrators in Sohar city.

This is a video about a protest in Mascat, capital of Oman.

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