|Saudis hold anti-regime protest in Awamiyah||
Demonstrators in Saudi Arabia have staged another protest rally against the Al Saud regime in the eastern town of Awamiyah.
On Friday, Saudi protesters once again took to the streets of Awamiyah located in the Qatif region, in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province.
They shouted anti-regime slogans during the demonstration to condemn Riyadh's ongoing crackdown on protests and activists in the country.
The demonstrators also voiced their solidarity with Hussein al-Rabie, an activist who has been arrested by Saudi regime forces, calling for his immediate release.
Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in the Qatif region and the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province, primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.
However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the repressive Al Saud regime, especially after November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the province.
Saudi regime forces have also arrested dozens of people including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Saudi authorities warned in October 2012 that they would deal ‘firmly’ with anti-regime demonstrations. Amnesty International slammed the warning and urged the authorities to “withdraw their threat.”
(Source: Press TV)
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