Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fifty women injured in Saudi student's protest

An investigation has been launched after at least 50 women were reportedly injured when a protest at a university in Saudi Arabia turned violent.
Hundreds of women took part in the protest against discrimination and mismanagement at the King Khalid University, in Abha, on Wednesday.
Dozens were said to have been injured after security forces and religious police moved in to break it up.
The university said some of the students had attacked staff. The women are reported to have been injured either by the security personnel or in the crush of bodies.
There have been several protests at Saudi universities, or involving recent female Saudi graduates over the past year, mainly complaining about a system that is biased against them.

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