|Protesters block main roads in Manama||
Bahraini protesters have blocked main roads in Manama and set tires on fire in a move to protest against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.
Anti-regime protesters once again took to streets in the capital on Sunday, demanding the release of all political activists and an end to the regime’s crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.
Protesters rallied in the streets of Sitra and Ma’ameer, renewing their calls for the regime’s downfall. They have also expressed solidarity with jailed Saudi cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr, who has staged an open-ended hunger strike.
The rally turned violent after Bahraini security forces clashed with protesters, firing teargas canisters and rubber bullets.
At least 10 people were injured during the confrontation and several others arrested by the forces.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the Persian Gulf island nation since mid-February 2011. Protesters first demanded political reform and a constitutional monarchy, a plea that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa regime following its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests.
Scores of people have been killed and many others injured in the Saudi-backed crackdown.
Bahrainis hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the deaths and arrests of protesters.
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