Pro-democracy protests are unstoppable in Bahrain, says a top Shia cleric as fresh clashes erupt between security forces and demonstrators.
Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim said on Sunday that the pro-democracy protests are unstoppable in the Persian Gulf country and regime’s continued crackdown on popular protests would end nowhere.
Qassim said that arresting leaders of the uprising with the aim of making them forgotten would have no effect on the determination of the people.
He added that the regime’s desperate attempt to quell the protests is an impossible mission as people will continue to press for a real reform in the system.
Sheikh Qassim’s comments came as Bahraini regime forces resorted to violence to put an end to a protest demanding the release of senior opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman.