Saudi police fired in air when attacked--ministry

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:46 AM
Saudi police fired in air when attacked--ministry

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi police fired over the heads of protesters in the kingdom's Eastern Province after demonstrators attacked policemen, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Three people were injured during the protest, one of them a policeman, the spokesman told reporters. He did not say how the injuries were caused.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; editing by Tim Pearce)