Protesters in the Qatif region
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Protests in Saudi Arabia at Shia cleric's execution

Protesters have taken to the streets of Al Awamiya, Saudi Arabia, to voice their opposition to the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Sheikh Nimr was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences - he was a supporter of the mass anti-government protests which took place in 2011.

Demonstrators marched from Sheikh Nimr's home village of al-Awamiya to the region's main town of Qatif.

They shouted the slogans "The people want the fall of the regime", and "Down with the al-Saud family", reminiscent of the 2011 protests.

  • 02 Jan 2016
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