Saudi police disperse protest in oil-producing east

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:43 AM
Saudi police disperse protest in oil-producing east

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi police dispersed a protest by a Shi'ite minority in the OPEC member's oil-producing Eastern province on Thursday, witnesses said.

One witness said police fired percussion bombs to disperse the crowd of around 200 people.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Writing by Martina Fuchs; Editing by Martin Dokoupil)