AP reports that the Saudi police open fire at protesters in Qatif after government warns demonstrators it will not tolerate protests. In other words, the shootings will continue until morale is restored. Look for crude to go antigravitational here.
Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.
officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to
the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the
oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms.
witness in the eastern city of Qatif says gunfire and stun grenades
were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets
Thursday. The witness, speaking on condition of anonymity because he
feared government reprisal, said police in the area opened fire. The
witness saw at least one protester injured.