Hundreds of Saudis Call for More Freedom

(AP/Washington Post) - Hundreds of Saudis staged an illegal protest in the capital Riyadh Tuesday, apparently in response to repeated calls by the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia. The protesters, mostly young people, demonstrated in front of Al-Mamlaka shopping mall and blocked traffic before police moved in, detaining nearly 300 protesters. Some protesters chanted "God is great," but no anti-regime chants were heard, witnesses said.

2003-10-15 00:00:00

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