Eight days of protests planned in Bahrain

Eight days of protests planned in Bahrain
Thu Apr 11, 2013 16:48:28

Bahraini opposition groups are planning widespread protest rallies for the coming days across the country under the slogan of “democracy is our right.”

A top member of Bahraini Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, Tahir al-Mousavi told Al-Alam on Thursday that Bahraini demonstrators would come to the streets from April 12 to 20 to ask for “a change towards democracy” in the government.

“Acceptance of people as the source of power and decision-making process as well as recognition of their role in the government structure are among protesters’ demands,” he said.

Al-Mousavi added that people have sought their legitimate rights through peaceful demonstrations that are a step towards democracy.


Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reform and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.

Scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising in Bahrain began.

Protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

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