Bahraini protesters demand ouster of Al Khalifa regime

Anti-regime protesters have staged demonstrations in different places across Bahrain to voice their demand for the ouster of the Al Khalifa regime.

The protesters staged night-time rallies in the capital, Manama, and in the village of Sanabis, situated in the suburbs of the Bahraini capital, calling on the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

The protesters reportedly called themselves Fasting Revolutionaries, referring to the fact that they are fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

On Saturday, anti-regime protesters took to streets of the villages of Nuwaidrat and al-Eker, in the south of Manama, where Saudi-backed security forces attacked them by teargas and birdshots.

The demonstrators called on the royal family to step down and voiced solidarity with political prisoners, demanding their immediate release.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain. In March 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain to help Manama quash the anti-regime protests.

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others injured and arrested in the Manama regime’s ongoing crackdown on peaceful anti-regime rallies. Amnesty International has expressed concerns over the “continuing detention of prisoners of conscience and the harsh sentences” given by courts in the Persian Gulf country to protesters.

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