On Sunday, the Saudi regime sent their security forces to the town of Al-Awamiyah in the predominately Shi’I province of Qatif, following reports from the municipal government regarding mass demonstrations against the unjust execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr over the weekend.

According to eyewitness reports in Al-Awamiyah, the Saudi regime forces opened fire on the protesters, killing one middle-aged man and wounding 8 others during the large demonstration in Saudi Arabia’s eastern countryside.

Among the wounded was Mohammad Tuhayfa – an 8 year old boy who was present at the protest.

The Saudi regime forces indiscriminately opened fire on the crowd, creating a large exodus of civilians from the town center.

Following the conclusion of the demonstrations, the Saudi-state media attempted to downplay the violence, claiming a number of “armed” civilians were wreaking havoc around the town of Al-Awamiyah.

No evidence has corroborated this claim as of yet.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  IRGC commander threatens Iranian 'storm' if Saudi, UAE cross red lines
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Atefeh عاطفه
Guest
Atefeh عاطفه

Arab dignity where are you? Perhaps you have fallen asleep? Wake up. Wake up.