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Bahraini regime forces attack anti-regime protesters near capital


Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have launched another attack on a peaceful demonstration held near the capital to call for justice and democracy.

On Wednesday, Bahraini troops once again attacked to disperse the protesters who were chanting anti-regime slogans in the northern village of Sanabis, located in the suburbs of the capital, Manama.

No casualties have so far been reported due to the assault.

In a similar move on Tuesday, Bahraini regime forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to break up the gathering at a memorial service in the northern village of Daih. The demonstration was staged to pay tribute to a teenage boy, who was killed by security guards during an anti-regime protest.

The 16-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by the riot police during the demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the revolution in the Persian Gulf state on February 14.

Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reform and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.

Scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising in Bahrain began.

Protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

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