Anger grows in Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite areas after executions




 
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Anger grows in Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite areas after executions
 
January 6th, 2016  
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Topic: Anger grows in Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite areas after executions


Anger grows in Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite areas after executions
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Since Saturday's execution of four Shi'ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, hundreds or thousands of the minority sect have marched nightly in protest, and their anger could herald wider unrest. The execution of one of them, dissident cleric Nimr al-Nimr, caused an international crisis as Shi'ite Iran and its allies responded angrily, but it also caused upset in his home district of Qatif, where many saw his death as unjustified. The protests in Qatif, an almost entirely Shi'ite district of about a million people in the oil-producing Eastern Province, have been mostly peaceful, though a fatal shooting and gun attacks on armored security vehicles have also taken place.




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