Saudis demonstrate for human rights

This video is called Saudi policemen attempt to arrest injured demonstrators who were earlier shot by the police.

From Associated Press:

Saudi rights activist: protests in 2 Shiite towns

Published: Today

CAIRO – A prominent Saudi human rights activist says hundreds of people have demonstrated in two Shiite towns in the country’s east.

Ibrahim Almugaiteeb (al-MuGAYteeb) of the Human Rights First Society said Friday that mostly young men gathered in the town of Qatif and the nearby village of al-Awamiya (al-aWAMiya).

He says they demanded security forces release dozens of men detained during earlier demonstrations.

They also demanded the Saudi government withdraw their troops from Bahrain, where they are leading a 1,500-man Gulf military force, to shore up the Sunni monarchy against mostly Shiite demonstrators demanding reform.

The protests passed peacefully.

Saudi’s Shiites form some 10 percent of the kingdom’s 23 million people, and complain of discrimination.

Saudi Arabia to recognise domestic abuse: here.

Reuters: U.S. [State Dept human rights] report slams Bahrain for repressing Shi’ites: here (but meanwhile the Pentagon keeps supporting the Bahrain dictatorship).

Yemen unrest: Gulf Arab plan would see president quit: here.

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