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Bahrain Continues Suppression of Peaceful Protests PDF Print E-mail
Written by freezak   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:16

Bahraini security forces violently broke-up protests outside the Persian Gulf kingdom's capital city of Manama, using tear gas to disperse the marchers.

 On Tuesday, Saudi-backed regime forces attacked protesters outside Manama, injuring several of them.

The Bahraini security forces surrounded several villages and towns around Manama and attacked the protesters, firing tear gas at them.  Several people were injured and one of them is reportedly in a critical condition.

A day earlier, several Bahraini protesters were wounded during clashes with regime forces in a number of villages across the island.

The Bahraini opposition says that people in the tiny Persian Gulf country are resolved to continue protests until they see a materialization of their righteous demands and aspirations.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and more than 1,000 others have been injured.