A Saudi prince was arrested this week right on the orders of a very angry King Salman. Apparently, videos had been leaked of the young Saudi royal beating up men and women on camera.
The videos horrified the entire country.
King Salman issued an immediate warrant for the Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s arrest and imprisoned everyone involved in the verbal and physical attacks.
The Daily Mail reports:
Prince Saud appears to feature at the beginning and the end of the video, first punching a bloodied man in the head and then sitting in a car waving a gun around.
Other clips show citizens being hit in the head, having rifles pointed at them and one shows a group of women being abused.
It is not clear whether Prince Saud was definitely responsible for the violence in the video, but the man with the gun and the man in the opening sequence match his description.
In one of the clips, a man says: ‘You park by my house, I’ll screw your mother in her grave.’
The comment is aimed at a man in a car whose mouth is pouring with blood, according to the Middle East Eye.
A second video was leaked showing a man, again matching the prince’s description, being arrested and frogmarched while flanked by two officers.
Civilians reacted with joy at the news of the arrest.
King Salman is said to be deliberately making an attempt to treat everybody equally, reaffirming his stance that nobody is above the law in the kingdom.
Another clip, viewed more than 760,000 times, also shows 18 bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky displayed on a table and a wad of cash.
The sale and consumption of alcohol in Saudi Arabia is forbidden.
The Saudi prince was seen on video screaming and threatening people with a gun.
The Saudi public is generally supportive of their king. He was quick to come down on the young royal, in a large display of power.