Bahrain continues to be on the boil
Dubai (AFP): Bahraini police on Thursday clashed with the youth of Bahrain, who were protesting against the deployment into a third year of a Gulf...
Dubai (AFP): Bahraini police on Thursday clashed with the youth of Bahrain, who were protesting against the deployment into a third year of a Gulf military force that backed Manama's bid to crush a Shiite-led uprising, witnesses said. Police fired tear gas and sound bombs to disperse hundreds who took to the streets across several Shiite villages chanting, "No, no Saudi occupier" and "Down (King) Hamad," the witnesses said. "Bahrain free, free, Peninsula Shield out, out," chanted the demonstrators, who took to the streets in response to calls for rallies by the clandestine cyber radical group The February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition.A Home to the US Fifth Fleet, Bahrain has continued to witness sporadic demonstrations since the Gulf force arrived, now mostly outside the capital. No breakthrough has emerged from talks between the opposition and the government that began last monthA continues. The International Federation for Human Rights says around 80 people have been killed in Bahrain since the violence first broke out on February 14, 2011.
24 Jan 2020 9:36 PM GMT