Anti-regime protesters have staged fresh demonstration in the Bahraini capital, Manama, ahead of a general strike in mid-March across the country, Press TV reports.
New footage showed a group of Bahraini protesters blocking the capital’s main highway with burning tires. The highway is reportedly located near the US embassy in the Persian Gulf country.
The demonstration comes ahead of the planned nationwide strike on March 14, when Bahrainis are expected to take to the streets on the second anniversary of a Saudi-led military intervention in their country.
Saudi-led forces were deployed to Bahrain back in 2011 in a bid to assist the Bahraini regime in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.
People in Bahrain have been staging anti-regime demonstrations since mid-February 2011, despite the regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on their peaceful demonstrations.
The protesters have demanded their rights and the release of the political prisoners. They have also called for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power.
Dozens of people have been killed in the regime crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries.
A report published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in November 2011 found that the Al Khalifa regime had used excessive force in the crackdown and accused Manama of torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.