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Saudi Arabia bans all protest and marches

Riyadh has banned all protests and marches, state television on Saturday cited the Interior Ministry as saying.

  • Reuters
  • Published: 17:20 March 5, 2011

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned all protests and marches, state television on Saturday cited the Interior Ministry as saying after Saudi minority Shiites staged small protests in the oil-producing eastern province.

Security forces would use all measures to prevent any attempt to disrupt public order, state news channel Al Ekhbariya said in an alert without giving details.

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