Saudi Royal Family: Protecting VIPs, While Letting Ordinary Pilgrims Die

Prashad, Vijay
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/28/saudi-royal-family-protecting-vips-while-letting-ordinary-pilgrims-die/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17938

In the wake of a stampede in Mecca which killed close to 1,000 Haj pilgrims, it is being reported that the columns of pilgrims ran into each other because Saudi police had closed off key roads in the vicinity so as to accommodate VIPs who are whisked through without having to mingle with the masses.

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