The population of the eastern province are of ancient civilisation and history. They hold a different belief system to that of the rest of the Saudi Arabian population. Namely, they follow the Shia school of thought of Islam.
Traditionally, they rely on farming, fishing and other forms of manual labour and trades as their main source of income.
The Saudi Arabian regime is one of the most extreme in brutality against its peoples and is one of the toughest regimes in the world whose evilness extends not only to the residents of the eastern province but to several countries around the world.
The Saudi regime is empowered by its enormous wealth which it obtains from the sale of petroleum mainly found in the eastern province. The independence of the province would therefore prove extremely disadvantageous to the beastly Saudi regime.
The Saudi regime restricts the eastern province’s population from exercising their human and political rights as citizens of Saudia Arabia. Indeed, the regime has continuously kept a very close eye on the people of the eastern province for fear of any activists seeking to redeem their human rights.