Clashes in Bahrain Ahead of Protests Anniversary

Date:

Bahrain protest

MANAMA (Anadolu Agency) — Bahraini police clashed with protesters in several parts of the country on the eve of the fourth anniversary of anti-government protests, Bahrain’s main opposition bloc said Friday.

In a statement, the Shiite Al-Wefaq Islamic Society said thousands of its supporters had taken to the streets across the statelet for “peaceful protests” during which they chanted pro-democracy slogans.

The protests, however, were eventually “suppressed” by security forces, leaving numerous demonstrators wounded, the society said.

On its Twitter account, it posted photos showing clashes between protesters and teargas-firing police in the Al-Duraz district west of Manama.

There has been no comment yet by the Bahraini authorities regarding the reported clashes.

Bahrain has been rocked by revolt since 2011, when pro-democracy protests erupted in the tiny Gulf state.

The government blames Al-Wefaq for the upheaval, accusing the Shiite group of pursuing an “Iranian agenda.”

Al-Wefaq, for its part, denies the allegations, saying it wants to see a “constitutional regime” in the kingdom.

theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

The World Court Has Just Cleared the Fog Hiding Western Support for Israel’s Crimes

The legal ruling by the world's highest court obliges...

Notable Cut in Union Budget for Skill Development, Livelihood of Minorities

The government shows concern for the minorities of other...

‘Mahila Ho, Kuch Jaanti Nahi’: Nitish to RJD MLA 

NEW DELHI – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on...

Will Pressure Govt to Get Legal Guarantee for MSP: Rahul Gandhi After Meeting Farmer Leaders

The delegation of farmer leaders from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar...