11 Saudi Princes Arrested After Protesting Over Their Utility Bills

Eleven stately princes in Saudi Arabia have been arrested, according to Saudi authorities, allegedly after they protested over a direct that stops a supervision from covering a cost of a electric and H2O bills.

The princes also demanded “compensation for a genocide judgment implemented in 2016 opposite one of their cousins,” Reuters reports.

This is a second time in dual months that scarcely a dozen princes have been arrested by authorities. In November, 11 princes were among a 200-odd people arrested in an anti-corruption brush as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman combined power.

With Saudi Arrests, Crown Prince Shows He Can Force Change. But It's Not Democracy

NPR’s Jackie Northam reports that a new arrests were sparked by purgation measures put in place by a climax prince:

“Saudi Arabia’s profession general, Saud al-Mojeb, says a 11 princes were arrested after refusing to leave a house in Riyadh over a direct that systematic a state to stop profitable their application bill.  The princes were taken to a limit confidence jail and face a series of charges.  In a statement, Mojeb pronounced no one is above a law. 

“The arrests are contemplative of a tough mount by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to pull by purgation measures. … But maybe as a pointer that a cuts are too deep, final week King Salman announced that state employees would accept a monthly reward for a subsequent year.”

Saudi Arabia has been posterior purgation measures — including commanding a new taxation and slicing some subsidies and payments to stately family members — after years of low oil prices.

But some members of a stately family, including a climax prince, don’t seem to be feeling a pinch. In November, according to U.S. comprehension officials, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a record-breaking $450 million for a Leonardo da Vinci painting.