SOHAR, Oman - Omani troops fired in the air, wounding one person, when they moved in to disperse a crowd demanding jobs and political reforms near the northern port of Sohar on Tuesday, the fourth day of protests, witnesses said.
"We were about 200 to 300 people in the road. The army started shooting in the air," one protester in Sohar said, declining to be named. "Many people ran. The man who was shot came to calm the army down."
The crowd dispersed but then regrouped at a roundabout near the port, the witnesses said, and the troops pulled back.