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Bahrain police teargas Shia Muslims

1 October 2016 14:35



Bahraini police have attacked Shia citizens draping walls in the capital, Manama, with black cloths as part of mourning ceremonies for the Muslim month of Muharram.

On Friday, the security forces attacked the citizens with teargas canisters and sound bombs, removing all the cloths, English-language Bahrain Mirror electronic newspaper reported.

Protesting the move, people took to the streets in the villages of al-Malikiyeh and Sanabis on the city’s outskirts.

The report said many suffered breathing complications following the attack.

Bahraini police forces are seen on the streets of the capital, Manama, during confrontations with protesters on September 30, 2016.

People in Bahrain have been protesting since February 14, demanding an end to the rule of the Al Khalifah dynasty.

People maintain that they will hold their ground until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy, and proportional representation in the government are met.

Bahraini forces have been cracking down on the anti-regime protests with the help of Saudi and Emirati troops. Scores of people have been killed and many others gone missing since the beginning of the suppressive push.

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