Friday, April 26, 2013

Bahrainis Continue Anti-Regime Protest in Manama

 
TEHRAN (FNA)- People took to streets in the Bahraini capital to protest against the ruling Al Khalifa regime and call for the freedom of political prisoners, including two female protesters.


Angry protesters took to the streets of Manama on Thursday, rallied near the Bahraini Interior Ministry and burned one of the ministry's vehicles.

They were calling for the release of two female inmates who were arrested during demonstrations against the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, and later charged with concealing terrorist bombings, press tv reported.

Bahrainis have held several anti-F1 rallies over the past few weeks, stressing that "as long as there are oppression, arrests and killings, there should not be a Formula One."

The Bahraini uprising began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.

The Manama regime launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states.

Dozens of people have been killed in the crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries.

Bahrainis say they will continue holding demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.

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