Saudi Arabia Announces Ban On All Protests, And Gives Security Forces Carte-Blanche To Stop Them

saudi arabia

Saudi Arabia’s day of rage is scheduled for Friday, March 11.

Today it banned protests.

According to Gulf News, the ban was announced on state television, and security forces were told to use “all measures” to thwart them.

So far there have been a few protests, all of which are peaceful. And there’s some belief that perhaps the market is blowing Saudi Arabian fears out of proportion.

But when you stuff like this, you know they’re scared.

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Tagged In

home-us saudi arabia