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  • 11/22/2011

Saudi protesters seize army vehicle

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Anti-government protesters in the city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia have seized an armored vehicle belonging to the security forces, Press TV reports.

On Monday, protesters in the eastern city of Qatif and nearby town of Awamiyah continued to hold demonstrations against the House of Saud despite security forces' crackdown on the protesters.

Earlier in the day, security forces opened fire on the protesters in Qatif, leaving several people dead and injured, according to activists.

Thousands of Saudi demonstrators were mourning the death of the 19-year-old Nasser al-Mahishi, who was killed by regime forces, when they were attacked. Mourners also chanted slogans against the US-backed Saudi royal family.

Mahishi was shot by regime forces late on Sunday while walking down a street in Qatif with his friends. He succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

Similar demonstrations also took place in Awamiyah, where protesters burned tires and blocked main roads.

Saudi Arabia’s east has been the scene of anti-government protests over the past months with demonstrators demanding human rights reform, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners.

Source: presstv.ir

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