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Published Date: Saturday 13 October 2012 - 14:53:04
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Bahrainis slam recent regime crackdown

Bahrainis slam recent regime crackdown
World  - Bahraini protesters have once again poured onto the streets across the country to condemn an earlier crackdown on an anti-regime rally in the capital Manama, Press TV reports.

Demonstrators came out in Manama as well as several nearby towns and villages on Saturday and chanted slogans against the ruling Al Khalifa family.

They protested Friday's crackdown on demonstrators and called on the government to put an end to its human rights violations.

The protest came a day after thousands of Bahrainis staged a rally on Friday, calling for the downfall of the regime.

Regime forces have also fired tear gas and stun grenades to break up the demonstration.

The Saudi-backed forces arrested at least ten people, including women, during the massive demonstration.

  • Anti-regime protests have been rocking the tiny Persian Gulf island since mid-February 2011.


Shortly after the popular uprising began, the government called in Saudi troops to help it crush the protests. And that has so far resulted in the killing of dozens of people and the arrest of thousands more.

A report published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in November 2011 found that the Al Khalifa regime had used excessive force in the crackdown and accused Manama of torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.

The protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.

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Published Date: Saturday 13 October 2012 - 14:53:04
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