Anti-regime protesters have taken to streets in Bahrain again, defying the Al Khalifa regime’s ongoing crackdown on peaceful protests, Press TV reports.
Chanting slogans against King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the protesters staged protest rallies in several villages in the tiny Persian Gulf island on Friday.
The demonstrators also paid tribute to those killed during previous anti-regime rallies. Some even blocked roads by burning tires and threw Molotov cocktails at security forces.
The uprising in Bahrain began in mid-February 2011 with protesters calling for the downfall of the ruling regime.
The regime promptly launched a brutal crackdown on protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states to assist the suppressive campaign.
Dozens of people have lost their lives in the crackdown, and security forces have arrested hundreds of people, including rights activists, doctors, and nurses.
Bahraini demonstrators say they will continue holding anti-regime protests until the establishment of a democratically-elected government.