2003 News Story

Interior ministry reports arrests for protest incident

The Ministry of Interior has reported that in connection with the incident in Riyadh on October 14 in which 271 protesters were detained, 188 were released as bystanders, and 83, including three women, were arrested, and will appear before the courts. The protest incident had led to traffic congestion along the King Fahd highway. The Ministry reiterates that these people do not reflect the views of Saudi society as a whole, and that their behavior is not in line with Islamic values.