Saudi prince arrested over bloody ‘assault’ video

PV International Desk : A Saudi prince was arrested after a video that appeared to show him assaulting a bloodied man stoked outrage online, Saudi police said, in a rare airing of public anger at a member of the powerful royal family.

The clip, apparently filmed by the attacker, shows a Yemeni driver berated for parking in front of the man’s house and being forcibly grabbed by the collar and cursed at as blood drips down his mouth.

Saudi police reported that King Salman ordered the arrest of the junior Prince Saud bin Musa’id for assault to demonstrate that he would punish “any transgression or violation by a person no matter his station, condition or rank”.

The announcement, made on Thursday on the state TV channel Ekhbariya’s Twitter page, used the hashtag “A prince commits assault on citizens” which Saudis used to vent their ire.