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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