People in Qatif protest Saudi crackdown on Bahrainis
Qatif, April 29 – Hundreds of Muslims in the city of Qatif in the eastern oil rich province of what is called Saudi Arabia took to the streets on Thursday night and Friday to protest the violent Saudi-backed crackdown on Bahraini people in the neighbouring Persian Gulf island state.
Demonstrators in the eastern city of Qatif denounced the Wahhabi minority regime in Riyadh for backing the Aal-e Khalifa minority regime of Bahrain in desecrating and destroying mosques and holy sites, Media reported on Friday.
Last night, Muslim women held a candle-light vigil in Awamiyah, near Qatif, in solidarity with the Bahraini people, shouting slogans against the Aal-e Khalifa regime.
The protests came after Riyadh arrested up to 30 activists over the past two days for taking part in rallies held in Qatif.
More than 100 protesters had been in jail for several weeks after they were arrested at the start of the demonstrations in early March.
Qatif and nearby towns witnessed recent demonstrations that support the oppressed people of Bahrain.