Thursday, March 03, 2011

Oman Uses Tanks to Disperse Protesters

Army deployed armored vehicles and tanks at the Earth Square on Tuesday, where protesters had used trucks to cut off the port, Oman's second largest, from nearby aluminum and petrochemical factories, the army said in a report.

The report said that the army forces succeeded in driving away the protesters and the operation ended peacefully.

Omani protesters are demanding political reforms, jobs and salary increases as well as trial of ministers accused of corruption in the Persian Gulf sultanate which lies on the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a busy oil-shipping route.'


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