Bahrainis demand exit of Saudi forces
Bahraini anti-regime protesters have once again poured onto the streets to demand an end to the Saudi occupation of their country.
During the Wednesday protest rally in the country’s northeastern island of Sitra, protesters chanted slogans against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for helping Manama suppress persisting popular protests against the ruling al-Khalifa regime.
Similar demonstrations were also held in the capital Manama as well as the eastern village of Ma’ameer, where regime forces fired bullets to disperse the protesters.
The development comes as March 13 has been designated by Bahraini protesters as the national day of resistance against Saudi Arabia’s military deployment in the Persian Gulf state.
Bahraini uprising started in mid-February 2011. On March 13 that year, forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were dispatched to the country at Manama’s request to crush nationwide protests.
Last month, Amnesty…
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