Bahrainis hold protests against Al Khalifa regime

338297_Bahrain-protestPro-democracy protesters have staged demonstrations in Bahrain despite crackdown by the regime.

On Wednesday, Bahrainis held protests in the northeastern island of Sitra and other towns and villages including Musalla and Daih.

The protesters shouted slogans demanding the downfall of the Al Khalifa regime.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.

According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.

Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have “evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police” in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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