Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Anti-government protests begin in Bahrain amidst tight security

The long-planned protests mark two-and-a-half years since the unsuccessful uprising in the Gulf State of Bahrain during which protesters called for the abdication of King Hamad. Throngs walked through capital Manama shouting "Democracy! Democracy!", as police erected barriers and checkpoints through many of the main streets.

Police have reportedly used tear gas to contain long-planned protests in the Gulf State of Bahrain. The country’s Shi’ite majority is demanding a greater say in the political decisions of the Sunni-ruled country.
The long-planned protests mark two-and-a-half years since the unsuccessful uprising in the oil-rich state during which protesters called for the abdication of King Hamad, who has been in power since 1999. 
Throngs walked through capital Manama shouting "Democracy! Democracy!", as police erected barriers and checkpoints through many of the main streets.