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Oman unrest enters third day

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Oman unrest enters third day


Protesters in Oman have clashed with security forces during a third consecutive day of unrest.

The demonstrators want higher salaries and a greater say in the running of the country’s affairs.

Oman has been ruled by a family dynasty since 1932.

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Amateur footage shows violent clashes from Sunday.

The government says one person died, although doctors told the Reuters news agency that at least six people lost their lives and twenty people were wounded.

Protests have been taking place in Sohar, an industrial port town 200 kilometres northwest of the capital of Muscat.

Police used tear gas to disperse the hundreds of demonstrators, who say they used live ammunition.

The government denies that charge, saying officers fired rubber bullets.

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