Massive anti-terrorism protest in Bahrain: video

Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:17:36

Thousands of Bahraini demonstrators have poured to the streets in capital Manama to denounce terrorism and Bahraini ruling system’s support to the regional terrorists.

On Friday, protesters held signs reading “No to official terrorism” and objected regime’s violent behavior in dealing with opposition groups and figures.

Several well-known political and religious figures accompanied Bahraini people in this protest which was dubbed as “call for end to slavery”.

Bahraini government has been broadly criticized by international organizations for its widespread violations of human rights.

The small Persian Gulf Arab state and Western ally, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, has been rocked by bouts of unrest since February 2011 when an uprising led by members of the Shia majority demanded the Al Khalifa dynasty give up power.

The authorities crushed the revolt but protests and clashes have persisted despite continuing talks between government and opposition.

At least 80 people have been killed since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted in Bahrain in early 2011, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.


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