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Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns

Demonstrators blocked roads to a key industrial port in Sohar and looted a nearby Lulu Hypermarket

Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Men and women looted items from food to electronic goods the Lulu Hypermarket in the port of Sohar, which was set alight on Monday(Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Demonstrators blocked roads to a main port in northern Oman as part of protests to demand more jobs and political reform that have spread to the sultanate's capital (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Hundreds of protesters blocked access to an industrial area that includes the port, a refinery and aluminium factory (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
While hundreds of demonstrators blocked roads near the port, hundreds more were at the main Globe Roundabout, angry after police opened fire on Sunday at protesters (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
"We want to see a scale-down of expatriates in Oman so more jobs can be created for Omanis" one protester yelled (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
The unrest in Sohar, Oman's main industrial centre, was a rare outbreak of discontent in the normally sleepy sultanate (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Trucks are confiscated by some 700 protesters blocking access to Oman's second biggest port, Sohar (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Fresh clashes erupted between Omani police and protesters, a day after police killed at least one as the turmoil rocking the Arab world reached the normally calm Gulf sultanate (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
Around 700 protesters blocked access to Sohar port, preventing the movement of vehicles in or out (Getty Images)
Oman protests continue as hypermarket burns
A masked Omani protester holds his national flag during a demonstration calling for jobs and reform in Sohar (Getty Images)