Bahrainis Continue Protests against Manama Regime
(FNA)- The spirited and courageous youths of Bahrain still refuse to leave the streets of capital Manama and other cities and villages of the country, demanding a downfall of the dictatorial regime of Al Khalifa.
Anti-regime demonstrators in the Bahraini village of Dair blocked roads and set tires on fire in an act of protest against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.
Meanwhile, Bahraini regime forces attacked the houses of leading protesters in Salihiya and arrested dozens of people.
The regime forces also fired at anti-regime protesters at Bilad al-Qadim village.
On Saturday, several protesters were also injured when security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades in the village of Sitra.
The protesters in Sitra were rallying in support of prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has been on a hunger strike for more than three months.
The protesters shouted slogans against the ruling Al Khalifa monarchy and called for the release of al-Khawaja.
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 thousands of others have been injured.