Islamic Awakening: Saudis to Hold Anti-Regime Demonstration in Qatif Province Tomorrow
The residents of Tarot Island in Eastern Saudi Arabia will take to the streets tomorrow to condemn the Saudi regime’s clampdown on peaceful protests, including the killing of a young protester in Qatif province.
On Thursday, a young protester, Ali al-Marar was killed after he was shot by Saudi regime forces during a rally in Tarot town in the Eastern Province of Qatif.
Saudi Arabia’s Coalition for Freedom and Justice called on the residents of Tarot Island to take part in massive protests on Sunday to condemn the killing of al-Marar and show their anger, the Saudi media reported on Saturday.
According to local reports, several others were also injured and arrested during the demonstration that, once again, called on the regime to stop cracking down on protesters.
Local activists said on Friday that security forces in two vehicles had shot “indiscriminately” at the demonstrators in the central part of Qatif. The forces had also opened fire at the people on rooftops.
More than 10 Saudi protesters have been killed in the recent rallies held against the suppressive policies of the al-Saud regime.
Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in the Kingdom’s East, mainly in Qatif and Awamiyah, 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 since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the oil-rich region.
Saudi forces have also arrested more than 700 people, including prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr.