Thursday, December 16, 2004
Saudi police made several arrests as anti-monarchy protesters attempted to stage demonstrations in the kingdom's main cities.
Witnesses reported gunshots, at least six arrests and dozens of people being chased in the streets by security forces in Jeddah on Thursday.
There were reports of minor protests outside government offices in Tabur and Hail but the capital Riyadh was calm.
Exiled dissident Saad al-Faqih had called for protests against the regime.
Mr Faqih's call for peaceful protests came on the anniversary of demonstrations which saw up to 100 people take part.