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Massive Anti-Government Rally Held in Bahraini Capital Despite Protest Ban / Sputnik International

Massive Anti-Government Rally Held in Bahraini Capital Despite Protest Ban / Sputnik International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MOSCOW, December 26 (Sputnik) — A massive anti-government rally was held Friday in western Manama despite Bahrain's ban on protests, the country's main Shiite opposition party Al-Wefaq said in a statement.
The rally under the motto "Democracy is Our Right", ran its course, despite that two years ago the government prohibited opposition parties from rallying their supporters and threatened them with violence, Al-Wefaq said.

It stressed that the people of Bahrain, who are largely Shiites while the ruling Al-Khalifa dynasty is Sunni, "refuse to be marginalized and demand to be truly represented through truly elected government".
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Thousands protest in Bahrain capital, demand 'torturers be brought to justice'

Thousands protest in Bahrain capital, demand 'torturers be brought to justice' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Thousands of Shiite protesters in Bahrain have staged a rally in the capital Manama, protesting against what they called repression against the opposition amid an ongoing crackdown on the largely peaceful demonstrations.
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Protests erupt in Bahrain capital

Protests erupt in Bahrain capital | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Protesters had responded to a call by opposition parties to march in the city.

Hundreds of youths had taken to the streets of the old market district of Manama, chanting "no dialogue with killers", an opposition source said.

The Gulf island nation has been wracked by violence for the past two years......

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Bahrain police fire tear gas, grenades on protesters during 'Martyrs Day' rally — RT

Bahrain police fire tear gas, grenades on protesters during 'Martyrs Day' rally — RT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini security forces have fired tear gas and stun grenades as crowds of protesters gathered in the capital Manama. Some people were injured and dozens reportedly arrested during the massive 'Bahrain’s Martyrs Day' demonstration.
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Anti-government protests sweep Bahrain

Anti-government protests sweep Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahraini protesters have held fresh demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime in different parts of the country.

Anti-regime protesters took to the streets of a central district of the capital, Manama, on Tuesday.

Saudi-backed security forces attacked another protest rally in the town of Sanabis, located in the suburbs of Manama. No casualties were reported in the incident.

Bahrain has been the scene of almost daily protests against the Al Khalifa regime since February 2011, when thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets, calling for the royal family to leave power.

On February 9, nationwide demonstrations were held in Bahrain to mark the third anniversary of the uprising.....

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Teenage protester shot dead amid clashes on Bahrain uprising anniversary (PHOTOS) — RT News

Teenage protester shot dead amid clashes on Bahrain uprising anniversary (PHOTOS) — RT News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A teenage protester was killed in a Shiite village near the Bahraini capital Manama on Thursday, as demonstrators clashed with police during a rally marking the second anniversary of the country’s Shia uprising.
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Spencer Haskins's comment, March 9, 2013 9:08 AM
This doesn't look like 'progress' on Human Rights to me! This appears to be a civil uprising of the people on humanitarian grounds against a dehumanizing oppressive regime! All manner of civil disobedience is justified against the Alkhalifa terrorists! Freedom and Democracy don't just happen.....they are taken from the grip of the oppressors!
Spencer Haskins's comment, March 9, 2013 9:10 AM
"....According to the website of main Bahraini opposition group Wefaq, 16-year-old Ali Ahmed Ibrahim al-Jazeeri died in the village of Diya from what it alleged were internationally banned exploding bullets. The country’s interior ministry confirmed the death on its Twitter account, but did not release the identity of the deceased, AFP reported...." This is an ALKALIFA crime against humanity! Ship them off to the ICC!
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Bahraini police disperse anti-regime protest

Bahraini police disperse anti-regime protest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain police on Friday fired tear gas to disperse Shiite protesters who took to the streets of the capital Manama chanting anti-regime slogans, witnesses said.

The demonstration coincided with the final football game in the Gulf Cup of Nations being hosted in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

"Down (King) Hamad," yelled protesters who attempted to march in small groups in the narrow alleys of central Manama, as riot police fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades, said witnesses.

Police arrested several protesters, including at least one woman, they reported. 

Protesters also staged demonstrations and burned tyres in villages outside Manama as they failed to reach the capital due to a heavy security cordon, other witnesses said.

The demonstration in Manama was called for by the February 14 Youth Coalition, an Internet group that regularly calls for protests in the Shiite-majority kingdom ruled by the Al-Khalifa dynasty....

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Bahrain arrests 29 on heels of human rights pledge

Bahrain arrests 29 on heels of human rights pledge | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"I believe we can expect more demonstrations like this to come, because people are beginning to realize that we need to exert real pressure on the government, otherwise we will not see the reforms we demand," said Mohammed al-Jishi, a lawyer who represents Bahrain's opposition movement.

Al-Jishi added that he expects the movement to be re-energized by this most recent wave of arrests.

Witnesses said hundreds of people joined the pro-democracy protest, which was called for by the February 14 Youth opposition coalition.

Demonstrators chanted "The people want the fall of the regime," the slogan of last year's Arab Spring uprisings that helped spark the mass protests in that took place in Bahrain in early 2011 before they were crushed by Bahrain's security forces with the help of Saudi forces.

Demonstrators also shouted "Down with Hamad," in reference to the king, and demanded the resignation of his uncle Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, who has served as prime minister since Bahrain's independence from Britain in 1971, according to witnesses.

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