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BREAKING NEWS: SAUDI PROTESTS Report: Saudi protesters capture army vehicle in Qatif

Qatif police attack Saudis, kill several

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Saudi regime forces in the eastern city of Qatif (File Photo)

Saudi police have fired live bullets at anti-government demonstrators protesting the death of a teenage boy in the city of Qatif, killing several mourners inclucing a nine-year-old girl.

Activists say regime forces attacked protesters with artillery fire and machineguns in the city on Monday, adding that soldiers are conducting house to house searches .

Thousands of Saudi demonstrators were mourning 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 Al Saud 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 anti-government protest also took place in the nearby town of Awamiyah, where protesters burned tires and blocked main roads. There were no reports of police violence there.

Tension has been high in the province after Riyadh decided to increase its troop presence in the region in a bid to quash anti-government protest there.

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.

Saudi protesters are regularly met with live rounds and tear gas, which has left dozens of demonstrators injured. Since the beginning of anti-government rallies in the region hundreds of activists have also been arrested.

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The people are finally rising to the oppression they've faced for many many years. Sadly, I cannot see anything but a crushing response from the Government and without any western or media coverage, no one will condemn or pressurise these violent scum into actually listening to the legitimate demands of their people.

May Allah curse those Saudi Monkeys who rule.

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unfortunatey, revolutions or protests never get very much support unless the majority of the people feel either poor or unemployed, which isnt the case in Saudi

It is not about one nation going through such oppositions. We have REGIONAL crisis going on... These events are very different from a simple revolution or uprising... sooner or later nations need to join either anti-slavery blocs or the puppets circle. One thing is for sure today: Bahrain tries hard to get out of latest crisis which it might not be able to... Northern Yemen is not going to come under Wahabi oppression anymore. Saudis officially declared a cold-war on Iran through the UN resolution on the basis of fabricated and childish materials. Qatar and Bahrain accuse Iran falsely of training 5 Bahrainis for attacks against Bahrain. Syrian is invaded by terrorist groups backed by Arab puppets. AND MANY MORE!

So, every single incident, even a firecracker will have its impact in the regional politics and events at present time.

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I do not expect this charade to last long. There is a new order, one that transcends the damage control that is taking place to insure the survival of the other regimes. It is inevitable to see the others follow in the path of their predecessors, each in their own way. Saddam was taken out thru western intervention and his regime was replaced. Mubarak and Ben Ali were eleminated thru popular revolts. I assure you one thing, whether it is tommorrow or in a decade, this saudi monarchy will not last. It will perish just like the others before it. Stay calm , stay cool, stay strong.

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So where is the Army vehicle that they "captured" ? Got any photos/videos ?

I told them to give back the vehicle and they did it. They forgot to take pictures.

But anyhow, it is not necessary to capture vehicles or attack army or commit terrorist activities against the government or people over inequality in any country if the government does not kill or imprison randomly. Like in Yemen, people of the North face systematic abuse, imprisonment and killing for last 2 decades, people have no choice but to improve themselves through armed struggles. In Saudi, through massive protests, civil disobedience and pressuring government for equal rights for all citizens might be enough and helpful.

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The Shia are 15 % of KSA and only the Shia are protesting. This is not like Bahrain, until and unless many Saudi Sunni Arabs start joining the opposiition, how will this revolt succeed / So do they have any plans as to how to invite many Saudi Sunni/Salafies on their side ? I don;t see how they will get what they want, except through a direct Iranian invasion of Eastern Province.

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The Shia are 15 % of KSA and only the Shia are protesting. This is not like Bahrain, until and unless many Saudi Sunni Arabs start joining the opposiition, how will this revolt succeed / So do they have any plans as to how to invite many Saudi Sunni/Salafies on their side ? I don;t see how they will get what they want, except through a direct Iranian invasion of Eastern Province.

Who cares about Sunnis, Ahle Saud is doing much better than those Sunni shaikhs who kiss the feet of Ahle Saud. There is no revolt from Shias for installing a government and there is no Islamic Khelafa to be gifted for any Sunni groups by using Shias.

Shias as other minorities in the world are seeking equal rights, they can achieve that through mass protests and rejecting government authorities. Many oppressed people around the world did it before.

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Who cares about Sunnis, Ahle Saud is doing much better than those Sunni shaikhs who kiss the feet of Ahle Saud. There is no revolt from Shias for installing a government and there is no Islamic Khelafa to be gifted for any Sunni groups by using Shias.

Shias as other minorities in the world are seeking equal rights, they can achieve that through mass protests and rejecting government authorities. Many oppressed people around the world did it before.

So they are seeking equal rights, and not toppling of the regime ? Becoz there is only one way to topple Saudi regime, and that is to invade militarily, like Iraq.

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The unfortunate thing is it seems like the most active protests in Arabia are in the Shiite areas like Qatif. I don't remember the Sunni majority regions taking over a tank etc.

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The unfortunate thing is it seems like the most active protests in Arabia are in the Shiite areas like Qatif. I don't remember the Sunni majority regions taking over a tank etc.

KSA is run according to a tribal patronage system, the Sunni/Wahabi majority are well fed and well kept by the State, they get unfettered access to Public Sector recruitment, anything they want the King will give. The Shi'ite areas also get many privileges but the problem is the Saudis do not allow Shia to enter the security forces or the Military because they are paranoid about Iran. The main anger of Saudi Shi'ites is over discrimniation in public sector employment, harasment and repression by security forces and intelligence services, poor representaion of Shi'ites in Police and Military - and these grievances do not exist among the Sunni/Wahhabi majority. So they do not have any incentive to go out and protest against the Establishment, becoz they are all part of the same establishment, the same reason why Sunnis did not protest against Saddam's regime in Iraq or Alawites do not protest against the Syrian regime.

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Sunni Saudis one time wanted to stage a protest and only one guy showed up.

Thanks for this share BTW.

It is a hilarious video.

A one man protester and even though the poor guy hasn't vandalized anything and didn't use any foul language or call out/single out any particular leaders of the country in his soft protest, they still threw him in prison for showing verbal dissent. That is sickening.

I mean, in Iran, protests are allowed, only and only until they get violent, are arrests made. But in Arabia, I guess any kind of protest, is seen as a threat. I think the Saudis kind of knew what they were doing. To allow legalized protests could potentially lead to the end of their monarchy.

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