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Saudi Forces Tear Down Muharram Mourning Tents in Qatif
Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia said 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 Muslim month of Muharram.
Since the beginning of the mourning month of Muharram, Saudi forces on Monday have torn down at least 20 tents in Qatif, activists said on online social media networks.
The following day, municipal police remove kiosks religious and cultural books and records. These kiosks have existed for years in King Abdul Aziz Street.
According to a local source, the demolitions came without warning or prior notice; the owners of these shops were not able move their exhibits and preserve them.
Security forces 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.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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