A group of Saudi women have staged a sit-in protest in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province to draw international attention to their sufferings.
The protesters gathered in Safwa, north of the city of Qatif, calling for an end to what they called injustice and sectarian discrimination.
The Saudi women also urged intellectuals and journalists to make their voices heard since the state media do not tell the truth about what is really going on in the country.
They condemned regime forces for using live ammunition and armored vehicles to crack down on peaceful protests.
Several demonstrators have been killed and dozens of activists arrested since the eruption of a popular uprising in the Persian Gulf powerhouse in February 2011.