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    Hundreds of people have staged a peaceful Green March in Oman demanding major reforms in politics, economy and education, local media have reported.

    Hundreds of people have staged a peaceful Green March in Oman demanding major reforms in politics, economy and education, local media have reported.

    The Oman newspaper said protesters, including women, gathered in the capital of Muscat on Friday calling for lower prices, better wages and fight against corruption.

    Police did not intervene in the gathering, Asharq Alawsat newspaper said.

    The petition calling for the reforms will be handed to Oman's Sultan Qaboos, the newspaper said.

    Another march is expected on Sunday in Morocco. People will take to the streets in protest against the government they consider "corrupt, elitist and out of touch," local media said.

    Inspired by the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, protests and violence continue across the Arab world, ranging from riot police storming a square in Bahrain to clashes between security forces and protesters in Libya and Yemeni police opening fire on a crowd of demonstrators.

     

    ABU DHABI, February 19 (RIA Novosti)

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