Saudi Arabia bans all protest and marches

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 4:21 PM
Saudi Arabia bans all protest and marches

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has banned all protests and marches, state television Saturday cited the Interior Ministry as saying after Saudi minority Shi'ites 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.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Jon Hemming)