Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested in opposition to the dominion’s austerity measures and who might face trial, a information web site near the federal government reported on Saturday.

Sabq stated the princes, who weren’t named, have been protesting at a historic Riyadh royal palace.

The princes have been transferred to the high-security Ha’ir jail within the capital “forward of their trial”, Sabq stated.

It stated the princes “have been knowledgeable of the error of their calls for however they refused to depart Qasr al-Hokm”, prompting the royal guards to intervene and arrest them.

Saudi Arabia has launched a string of austerity measures over the previous two years to spice up revenues.

King Salman on Saturday introduced a lift in stipends and tax reduction for Saudi residents, significantly these employed within the navy or public sector.