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Female Saudi students protest poor education system

shiitenews saudi protestFemale students in the Western Saudi Arabian city of Medina have held a protest against what they call the country’s outdated education system.
The students of Taibah University left their classes and staged a sit-in outside the dean’s office while calling for the implementation of reforms.
In addition, they said that improvements in the country’s education system as well as services and facilities on campus were greatly needed.
Female students at the kingdom’s University of Tabuk also held a protest against the education system late last week.
The students in Tabuk handed in a list with their demands to the university staff, one of which was a call for the improvement of the unacceptable behavior of some professors.
Back in March, female students held a similar protest in the city of Abha. Regime forces attacked the protesters, killing one and injuring over fifty others.
Saudi Arabia’s east has been the scene of anti-government protests since February 2011, with demonstrators demanding rights reforms, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners.

Several demonstrators have been killed and dozens of activists have been arrested since the beginning of the protests in the region.

Riyadh has intensified its crackdown on anti-government protesters since the beginning of 2012.


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