Not much of an update, but yes the peaceful sit-in continues. Over 6000 people showed up for Friday prayers at the People's Square on Friday. I drove around and am guessing about three to four thousand people showed up but insiders swear the number reached over six thousand. I can't comment because the whole thing is making me feel uneasy.
The situation in Salalah seems so small when I read about the current violent outburts in Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, Saudi, Palestine, Yemen, Libya, Egypt .... so many countries, so much anger. It's like the whole Middle East is letting out all the bottled anger and frustrations at the same time. Where was all this energy five years ago or even one year ago? It's overwhelming in a frightening and exciting way. And let us not forget Japan. Just because it's not in the news anymore doesn't mean the crisis has gone away. So many people have lost their homes/jobs/everything.
PS (I turned off my lights for Earth Hour tonight from 8:30-9:30. Did you?)