A group of 25 people, including 19 citizens and six residents, were arrested for their involvement in rioting at a park in the Hafar Al-Batin governorate in the Eastern Province. They harassed pedestrians, obstructed traffic movement, and attacked official vehicles.
The Public Prosecution has launched an investigation into the incident and ordered to detain the accused until the date of their trial. It was found in preliminary investigations that the defendants deliberately caused chaos in the park and threw stones at official vehicles while they were carrying out their duty following the incident. The accused were detained pending their referral to the competent court.
The source confirmed that what the accused committed is a major crime that requires arrest and punishment under articles 15, 17, and 112 of the Criminal Procedure Law.
The source stressed that the Public Prosecution will plead to award the most stringent penalties for the defendants.