Bahrain Bans Protests After Cops Tear Gas and Fire On Rally

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Oct 30, 2012 by

Bahraini authorities have banned all protest gatherings amid escalating clashes in the Gulf kingdom. It’s the most sweeping attempt so far to quash anti-regime protests that’ve been going on in the country for nearly two years. The restrictions come after the country’s police reportedly attacked anti-monarchy protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets in the capital Manama on Monday. Clashes in Bahrain occur almost daily, with around 80 people being killed since the unrest began.

The country’s under fire from human rights groups for its brutal crackdowns on pro-reform campaigners who are calling for more rights, jobs and education. RT gets more on this from political analyst Sreeram Chaulia.

Bahrain bans protests after cops tear gas & fire on rally


Oct 31, 2012 by SuperSheenTV

The oppressed Bahraini people will continue their pro-democracy protests until they get what they have been putting their lives on the line for over the past months, says an analyst.

According to a statement issued by the Bahraini Interior Ministry on Tuesday, any protests or gatherings will be banned.

The protesters say they will continue holding street demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.

Press TV has interviewed Dominic Kavakeb with the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement from London to shed more light on the issue at hand.

‘Al Khalifa ignores protesters demands’


Oct 31, 2012 by SuperSheenTV

Bahraini anti-regime protesters have once again staged rallies in the capital Manama despite a recent ban on all opposition protests and public gatherings.

The angry protesters took to the streets in support of political prisoners being held in jails, including opposition leader Hassan Mushaima.

Bahraini security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators in Manama.

The recent demonstration comes after Bahrain’s Interior Ministry imposed a ban on all protests and gatherings across the country and cited anti-regime demonstrations as repeated abuse of the rights to freedom of speech and expression.

Bahraini protesters have been holding anti-regime demonstrations since February 2011 and hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of demonstrators during the uprising.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Jamal Wakim, from the Lebanese International University to further discuss the issue.

‘Saudi Arabia consistent in supporting Al Khalifa’

from the archives:

Bahraini regime ‘terror stunt’ to step up repression by Finian Cunningham

Massive Pro-Democracy Rally Defies US-Backed State Terrorism by Finian Cunningham