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Hundreds stage demo in Riyadh

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  • ummyakoub
    Hundreds stage demo in Riyadh 15 October 2003 Wednesday 18 Shaban 1424 RIYADH, Oct 14: Hundreds of people demonstrated in Riyadh on Tuesday to denounce
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 19, 2003
      Hundreds stage demo in Riyadh


      15 October 2003 Wednesday 18 Shaban 1424

      RIYADH, Oct 14: Hundreds of people demonstrated in Riyadh on Tuesday
      to denounce arrests of dissidents following a call from an exiled
      opposition group, in a rare protest in the kingdom.

      Baton-wielding anti-riot police intervened to disperse the protesters
      who gathered outside the Kingdom Tower on the main Al Ulaya
      thoroughfare after the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform
      called for the rally against the detention of government opponents,
      an AFP correspondent at the scene said.

      Witnesses said police arrested a number of protesters, mostly
      youngsters who chanted "Allah-o-Akbar".

      Dozens of people, including women, attempted to gather near the area
      of the main rally after they were dispersed by police, only to
      scatter again when security forces came, the correspondent said.

      The scene was repeated several times and the protesters were still in
      the streets at 6:30 pm (1530 GMT), around three hours after the
      demonstration began. -AFP

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top16.htm&date=20031015

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