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Meeting Slogans With Gunfire: Saudi Forces Use Live Amunition Against Protesters

Jadaliyya Reports Mar 11, 2011

On the eve of Saudi Arabia’s “Day of Rage,” country-wide protests planned for Friday March 11, 200-300 protesters took to the streets in the city of Qatif, located in the eastern province of the Kingdom. Participants chanted a range of slogans, inlcuding “peaceful, peaceful” and “freedom, freedom, for the prisoners, freedom.” Various media outlets have confirmed the use of live amunition to disperse demonstrators. Reports of at least three people injured have already been confirmed. The White House did not make any  statements beyond acknowledging that it had received reports of live gunshots being used to disperse protesters in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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