ISSN 2330-717X

Oman: Soldiers Use Force To End One Month Sit-In

By

Omani troops stormed on Tuesday the Earth roundabout in Sohar evacuating a small group of pro-reform protesters and ending a month-old sit-in, eyewitnesses said.

They told AFP that soldiers attacked the central area of the northern industrial town at dawn. Less than 20 demonstrators were on the roundabout.

ONA state news agency said security forces detained some “wanted people in Sohar” for “blocking roads and attacking security men”.

Yesterday it was reported that a group of demonstrators in Sohar forced government officials in the city to be absent from work, calling for reforms and improvement of social conditions.

The protesters were threatening to close Earth roundabout, as well as the Sohar Industrial city if their demands are not met. They called for the dismissal of ministers of trade and industry, housing, justice, as well as the Attorney General.


Enjoy the article? Then please consider donating today to ensure that Eurasia Review can continue to be able to provide similar content.


Al Bawaba News

Al Bawaba News

Al Bawaba provides top stories and breaking news about the Middle East and the world. The Al Bawaba network consists of several web portals and media platforms.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

CLOSE
CLOSE

Notice: Undefined variable: font_family in /home/eurasiar_bak/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gdpr-cookie-compliance/moove-modules.php on line 282