Bahrain sees fresh anti-govt. rallies – Bahrain Freedom Movement

29/07/2012 – 7:28 p | Hits: 1591343579468-2690763

Bahraini protesters march during a demonstration in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on April 27, 2012.

Bahraini protesters have taken to the streets again across the sheikdom, calling for an end to the reign of the ruling monarchy. The anti-regime protesters rallied in several villages on Saturday, chanting slogans against the Al Khalifa regime.

The demonstrators also expressed solidarity with anti-regime protesters in neighboring Saudi Arabia and called for the immediate release of jailed Saudi cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr. 

Anti-government demonstrations continue across the country, despite crackdown by the Manama regime. 

Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reform and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy, a plea that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests. 

Bahraini demonstrators hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of protesters during the uprising. 

Meanwhile, Saudi anti-regime protesters held fresh demonstrations across Riyadh as well as the holy city of Mecca to protest against the arrest of political prisoners, including Sheikh al-Nemr. 

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