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.