New Protests Test Saudi Monarchy’s Control

Credit: Stratfor:

The Arabian Peninsula has not been immune to the wave of recent demonstrations in countries across the Middle East. Notably,protests have been ongoing in Saudi Arabia’s Shiite-concentrated Eastern Province for more than a year. Recently, however, unrelated demonstrations began in parts of the country where such unrest is rare, including a March 19 protest by female students demanding changes in university regulations and an improved infrastructure and academic environment at the Women’s College of Art campuses in Asir province and Qassim province.

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  1. I find that the headline is ‘over-doing’ it a bit. Just because some students demonstrate for better a better educational environment does not mean that the King’s authority is questioned.

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