|Cops shot one man dead and injured a kid in a exchange of fire in town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, as demonstrations apparently continued on the execution of a firebrand Shia cleric that was dissident.
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The firefight with security staff will raise concerns over a lineage into more constant violence in the eastern states as the minority Shia demonstration from the controversial execution of Sheikh Nimr, one of the most vocal critics of the ruling family.
Departures happen to be uncommon during demonstrations in the eastern state, which flared right up in the aftermath of the Arab springtime revolts of 2011, but had calmed down by 2013.
The Saudi embassy was set by Iranian hardliners in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
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Demonstrations have taken places in Qatif and Awamiya, regions known to be supporting of Sheikh Nimr’s revolutionary notions.
Growing tensions in the Shia-dominated eastern state come in a tough time for Saudi Arabia, which confronts the danger of domestic terrorism from Sunni group Isis that was revolutionary.
Riyadh is also directing a war in Yemen -allied Houthi rebels, backing Sunni militants.
The fall in oil prices has also stressed the hydrocarbon-dependent kingdom’s funds.