Women Protesters Ask Saudi Interior Minister to Leave

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A group of women and children who are relatives of uncharged prisoners managed to organize a small sit-in in Saudi Arabian city of Buraida, challenging the strict ban on demonstrations in the absolute monarchy. In the past, families of uncharged prisoners managed to organize a 24-hour sit-in, but they had not been able to stay for more than that, until now.

The women and children not only challenged the ban on protest, but they also carried placards calling for the resignation of the Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif.

The protesters spent the night in the street. Tents were set the next day in preparation to continue the sit-in, but security forces reportedly and came and arrested all the protesters.

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