161 arrested in Buraidah

Updated 02 March 2013
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161 arrested in Buraidah

Qassim police said security officers arrested scores of people in Buraidah on suspicion of engaging in an illegal gathering and refusal to disperse from the front side of the office of the Prosecutions and Investigations Commission early yesterday.
The arrests were made at 3 a.m. after efforts lasting 12 hours to disperse the crowd failed.
“The arrested were 161 people accompanied by 15 women and six children assembled in order to mobilize public opinion by exploiting the cases of a number of convicts and accused in criminal cases related to the activities of a deviant (militant) group,” the spokesman said in statement.
“The detained people will be handed over to the related departments for further legal steps,” the spokesman said, adding that the children among the detained will be handed over to relatives.
The spokesman asserted that authorities will not be lax in implementing the regulations that ban illegal assembling, demonstrations and picketing of any kind and will deal with any violators of the regulations with firmness.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.