Saudi public prosecutor says 11 princes arrested after palace sit-in

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January 6, 2018 21:46
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RIYADH - Eleven Saudi princes were arrested on Thursday after staging a sit-in at a royal palace in Riyadh, the public prosecutor said on Saturday, confirming earlier media reports.

The princes, who were not identified, had staged a sit-in at Qasr al-Hokam in objection to a royal decree that required members of the royal family to pay their own electricity and water bills, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

The princes were charged with disturbing public peace and order and are being held at al-Hayer prison, it said.

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