BY VIDEO: Bahrain 5 Years after Revolution: Locked in a Political Impasse

Sat Feb 13, 2016 13:01:03

Bahrain Locked in a political impasse five years after Saudi-backed Al-Khalifa regime crackdown peaceful uprising, Bahrain's crisis is exacerbated now by economic pressure resulting from a sharp drop in oil revenues.

The Bahrain Revolution was a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain.

As part of the revolutionary wave of protests in the Middle East and North Africa following the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, the Bahraini protests were initially aimed at achieving greater political freedom and equality for the majority Shia population and expanded to a call to end the monarchy of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalif following a deadly night raid on 17 February 2011 against protesters at the Pearl Roundabout in Manama, known locally as Bloody Thursday.

The Bahraini uprising is also known as 14 February uprising. The roots of the uprising date back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Bahraini people have protested sporadically throughout the last decades demanding social, economic and political rights and Justice. Demonstrations were present as early as the 1920s.


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