Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Salalah Demonstrations




I visited the demonstration in Salalah this afternoon. A few hundred demonstrators were gathered across the road from the entrance to the Governor's office. It was fairly hot so most people were clustered under awnings listening to speeches. Everybody was very friendly and laid back. The crowds grow after sunset when it gets cooler. I'd also expect much bigger demonstrations at the weekend, which here in Oman is Thursday and Friday. As you can see from my photos, it was a very peaceful crowd. I was the only foreigner there and lots of people were inviting me to come over and take their photo. I also got offered tea.

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6 comments:

  1. It looks peaceful indeed!! I hope they will have what they want!

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  2. It must be so exciting to witness this. Scary at times, but still... Let's hope the freedom virus is a tenacious little bugger.

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  3. flowtops says it for me. and you have got to love the middle eastern tradition of hospitality!

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  4. Let's hope the demonstrations will stay peaceful where you are! Cross my fingers that these overwhelming revolutions will turn out well and lead to democratic and prosperous societies.

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  5. Here's to hoping everything becomes peaceful.

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  6. Peaceful and conforting to see you're not considered like a spy...

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