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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:26

Lebanese students protest against Saudi killing of Sheikh Nimr

Lebanese students protest against Saudi killing of Sheikh Nimr

Hundreds of students have poured onto the streets of the southern Lebanese town of Nabatieh to express their anger at Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

According to the reports, the students from different schools and universities took part in Wednesday's demonstration to condemn the Aal-e Saud regime's killing of Sheikh Nimr, chanting slogans against Riyadh, Washington and the Zionist regime.

Holding pictures of the clergyman, the protesters held a banner reading, "The blood of Sheikh al-Nimr will defeat the tyrants."

The demonstrators also carried placards, reading "the awakening will not be suppressed," in reference to peaceful anti-regime rallies that started in Saudi Arabia's Shia-dominated Eastern Province in February 2011.

The Saudis have been demanding reforms, freedom of expression, release of political prisoners and an end to what they call religious discrimination against the region.


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