Activists in Saudi Arabia plan nationwide protests against al-Saud monarchy


Activists in Saudi Arabia are set to hold nationwide protests against the ruling al-Saud monarchy on the Day of Arafah.

The demonstrations will take place on Monday, on the occasion of Arafah Day, which is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of the lunar calendar month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Arafah is also known as the Day of Repentance, and is the day on which pilgrims in Mecca make their way to Mount Arafat, which was the location of the Farewell Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad.

The participants will denounce the Saudi clan’s rule and will call for freedom, as well as an end to the kingdom’s economic mismanagement that has lead to a continuous downfall.

US-based Saudi opposition activist Ali al-Ahmed tweeted that he was “honoured to be the media contact for the planned protests.”

Source: Press TV