What happened to the “Day of Rage” in Saudi Arabia? by Finian Cunningham and Michael Jansen

by Finian Cunningham and Michael Jansen
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted from Irish Times
March 12, 2011
Saudi Arabia and Manama

A heavy police presence in the Saudi capital yesterday prevented rallies by activists inspired by democratic movements that have toppled veteran leaders in Tunisia and Egypt.

Police monitored traffic from helicopters and set up checkpoints, limiting access to the centre of Riyadh and searching vehicles near the central mosque ahead of weekly communal prayers. When protesters did not materialise, police withdrew from the streets.

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