Peaceful protests held in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia
The wave of protests arrived in Saudi Arabia. In the town of Safwa, in the eastern region of the kingdom, a the march of dozens of Saudis was held. They demanded the release of political prisoners detained without trial since 1996 on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of U.S. barracks in Khobar.
Tens of young participants in the march urged Saudi authorities to release the nine prisoners. In the city of Qatif, a protest march was held. It was the second of its kind in less than 24 hours, involving about 200 youths. The participants chanted slogans "No Sunni-Shiite .. We all call for freedom."
Eyewitnesses said that the march lasted about an hour and dispersed quietly without the interference of police.