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March 11, 2011

Saudi Arabia's Day of Rage Pretty Restrained and Muted; Oil Falls As World Releases Its Breath

Arab unrest is taking a rest.

The "Day of Rage" planned by critics of the Saudi Arabian government may have turned into a day of rest on Friday, with quiet streets in the eastern city of Qatif one day after police fired on protesters there, and peaceful demonstrations outside the town.


Witnesses reported a heavy police presence in Riyadh, the country's capital, but no protests. One witness said hundreds marched in Al-Ahsa, in the southern part of the country's largely Shiite Eastern Province, and several protesters were arrested, but that there was no violence.


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