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Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Saudi officials have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest against the kingdom's austerity measures, according to a report from the Saudi news website Sabq....................

....................Saudi Arabia recently introduced a raft of economic reforms, including a value-added tax (VAT) and a halt to state payments of water and electricity bills for royal family members.


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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/s ... 39694.html
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 pm

What does this have to do with aviation? Just curious.
 
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm

bradyj23 wrote:
What does this have to do with aviation? Just curious.


And since when is 11 considered BIG?
 
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:53 pm

Somehow I don't think princes losing their allowances falls under the Arab Spring.
 
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 pm

Not seeing the relevance...
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:19 pm

kjeld0d wrote:
Somehow I don't think princes losing their allowances falls under the Arab Spring.


Maybe it does if that is where they get their water from.
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:22 pm

If they had to turn in their private jet as well I could at least see the relevance of this topic :roll:
 
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 pm

This needs to be moved to the non-aviation forum.
 
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Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 pm

Looks like the Saudi free ride is starting to end, and it is going to cause some issues. Not sure why you go to Max Security for protesting though.
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