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Protesters clash with police in Oman

English.news.cn   2011-02-27 22:50:10 FeedbackPrintRSS

MUSCAT, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Clashes erupted on Sunday between protesters and security forces in Oman, state-run ONA news agency said, adding casualties were reported among policemen and protesters.

The agency said protesters blocked the main road in the industrial town of Sohar, more than 200 kilometers northwest of Muscat.

It said a group of protesters attacked government and private buildings including the house of Sohar's Walli (the governor), adding a police station was set ablaze. The agency did not give the figure of the casualties.

The protests started Saturday, the same day which witnessed a government shake-up by Oman's ruler, and were ongoing Sunday.

Last week, about 300 Omanis staged a peaceful protest to demand political reforms and better pay. The agency said the government took into account these demands.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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