• Saudi forces tear down Muharram mourning tents in Qatif region

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia say the regime’s troops have attacked tents set up in the kingdom’s Shia-populated Qatif region in preparation for the mourning rituals during the lunar month of Muharram.

Since the beginning of the mourning month of Muharram, Saudi forces have torn down at least 20 tents in Qatif, activists said on online social media networks.

They have also been removing Muharram signs under the pretext of ridding the region of what they call “visual pollution.”

Social media users shared photos of the aftermath of the Saudi raids.

Qatif, situated in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, has witnessed anti-regime protests since 2011, with demonstrators demanding free speech, release of political prisoners, and an end to economic and religious discrimination.

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Sep 13, 2018 12:16 UTC
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