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Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:22 pm
by Dutchy
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.


:lol:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/s ... 39694.html

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 pm
by bradyj23
What does this have to do with aviation? Just curious.

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm
by piedmontf284000
bradyj23 wrote:
What does this have to do with aviation? Just curious.


And since when is 11 considered BIG?

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:53 pm
by kjeld0d
Somehow I don't think princes losing their allowances falls under the Arab Spring.

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:13 pm
by MoKa777
Not seeing the relevance...

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:19 pm
by zeke
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.

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:22 pm
by Jetty
If they had to turn in their private jet as well I could at least see the relevance of this topic :roll:

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 pm
by AAvgeek744
This needs to be moved to the non-aviation forum.

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 pm
by casinterest
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.