Chief of Public Security Major-General Tariq Al Hassan has said that Al Wefaq National Islamic Society had submitted requests to hold ten rallies in various locations in the Kingdom on Friday.
He said that after reviewing the security plans and the law on public assemblies, it was decided not to grant permission for the same.
The locations and timings of the proposed rallies would have meant that traffic would have been hindered and the public would have been exposed to risks.
He said that Al Wefaq had held many rallies in the past that were marked by with violations of the law by a number of participants, which meant that it was not capable of controlling them.
The Chief of Public Security clarified that it would be illegal to take part in the rallies and legal action would be taken against violators.