The planned “Day of Rage” on Friday (March 11) in Saudi Arabia was relatively calm, with peaceful protests staged in several eastern cities and towns, The Washington Post says. Some protesters were arrested, but there were no reports of violence, according to Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb, head of the country’s Human Rights First Society. No demonstrations were reported in the capital city, Riyadh, despite calls for rallies in the area, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.