Saudi Police Fire at Protest (Disperse Rally), 'Day of Rage' is Tomorrow (Tweet Reactions, Articles)

Saudi Arabia updates (ending 3/18/2011). Watch out for volatility in the Middle East. Watch the live twitter search widget I embedded below with the #Saudi hashtag for updates.

*Update 3/18/2011: Saudi role in Bahrain brings regional stakes (Iran) (AP)
*Update 3/18/2011: Saudi troops break up (Bahrain intervention) protests with force (PressTV)
*Update 3/18/2011: Saudi king offers cash and reforms in rare speech (AP)
*Update 3/14/2011: Saudi Arabian forces prepare to enter #Bahrain after day of clashes (Guardian)

*Update 3/12/2011: "RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Several hundred people protested in at least four locations in Shi’ite-dominated eastern Saudi Arabia yesterday, but hundreds of police in the country’s capital prevented rallies calling for democratic reforms." (

Witnesses: Saudi forces fire on protesters, injure 3 (CNN)
Saudi Arabia prepares for 'day of rage' protests (BBC News Video)
Saudi Police Open Fire To Scatter Protesters, 3 people injured in Qatif (SkyNewsVideo)
Saudi protest dispersed by police, shots heard (Reuters)
Saudi police open fire at protest (Washington Post)
Saudi Arabia unrest: a blogger's view by Ahmad Al Omran (Guardian)
Quatif: Saudi Arabia police 'fire at rally' (Al Jazeera English)
Police fire on protesters in Saudi Arabia (
Saudi Arabia Police Break Up Rally in al-Qatif, Activist Says (Bloomberg)
Revolution Not Headed for Saudi Arabia (Carnegie Endowment)
Ahead of Protests, Experts Say Saudi Turmoil Unlikely (National Journal) h/t Business Insider
Protests called Friday in Saudi Arabia - March 11, 2011 (CNN)
Saudi police open fire at protest (AP)
Reports of Saudi clash, swooning stocks lift VIX (MarketWatch)
What Has To Happen For $200 Oil - Nomura (Middle East) - Leaked Research h/t theback9

Live reactions on Twitter (searching top tweets with #Saudi hashtag)

*BBC covered the non-event, when officers and soldiers flooded the streets (video below).