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Saudi-backed Bahraini forces attack protesters near Manama

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-regime protesters near the capital, Manama as demonstrations against the Al Khalifa regime continue across the troubled state.

The security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters on Monday.

Clashes broke out after angry protesters spilled out into the streets, showing solidarity with political prisoners Bahraini security forces and demanding their immediate release.

Anti-regime demonstrations continue in Bahrain despite a heavy-handed crackdown backed by Saudi Arabia.

Bahraini protesters have been holding the demonstrations since February 2011 and they hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of demonstrators during the uprising.

The Bahraini government promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring Persian Gulf states to help crack down on the demonstrations.

The protesters say they will continue holding street demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has stated that the Manama regime has failed to make good on a promise to implement political reforms in the country.

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