Bahraini protesters demand King ouster

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Middle East
Sunday, 06 March 2011


behrainThousands of Bahraini anti-government demonstrators have gathered near Al-Qudaibiya Palace in the capital Manama, demanding regime change in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
Chanting anti-government slogans, the protesters on Sunday held a protest near Al-Qudaibiya Palace, a building for cabinet meetings, AFP reported.

Bahrain's riot police also stood behind the protesters to prevent the spread of the protest into the palace. The kingdom's government usually holds its meetings on Sunday at the palace.

"Hey Khalifa, get out! Get out!" demonstrators also shouted in refer to Bahrain's long-time Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa.

"We want the prime minister to go," said Alaa al-Nasr, a 24-year-old demonstrator.

The anti-government demonstrators also called for change in the country's constitution, which gave much power to the monarchy in 2002.

"The 2002 constitution falls for the sake of Bahrain," demonstrators chanted as they showed no sign of flagging after 21 days of anti-government protests that have left at least seven people dead and hundreds more wounded.

The demonstration at Al-Qubaidiya came as thousands of protesters continue to camp out at Manama's Pearl Square, which has become the epicenter of the anti-government protests.

Opposition groups continue to demand major reforms and the establishment of a "real constitutional monarchy,” as well as the resignation of the government which they hold responsible for the killing of peaceful demonstrators.

On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators formed an enormous 'human chain' around the capital Manama as protests continued against the rule of the monarchy.

Protesters joined hands to encircle the capital as the nation enters its third week of anti-government protests.

Protesters have accused the government of discriminatory policies and political persecution.

Friday saw an estimated 100,000 demonstrators in the capital's financial district following the Friday prayers. Protesters then marched towards Pearl Square, the epicenter of the movement demanding the government to step down.

It was the largest demonstration since anti-government protests erupted in the kingdom almost three weeks ago.

Several thousands of demonstrators also rallied outside Bahrain's state television building, in Madinat Isa, on Friday. They accused the television of promoting sectarian violence.

On Thursday, forces loyal to the monarchy clashed with protesters, leaving at least a dozen people injured.

In a move to mitigate the unrest, Bahrain's King Hamad has offered a series of concessions, including releasing political prisoners, reshuffling the cabinet and reducing the monthly housing costs of citizens by 25 percent.

The Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty has been ruling the Persian Gulf island nation for almost two centuries.">

The demonstrators also demanded the ouster of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Waving national flags, demonstrators chanted, "Topple Hamad! Topple Hamad."

Bahrain's riot police also stood behind the protesters to prevent the spread of the protest into the palace. The kingdom's government usually holds its meetings on Sunday at the palace.

"Hey Khalifa, get out! Get out!" demonstrators also shouted in refer to Bahrain's long-time Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa.

"We want the prime minister to go," said Alaa al-Nasr, a 24-year-old demonstrator.

The anti-government demonstrators also called for change in the country's constitution, which gave much power to the monarchy in 2002.

"The 2002 constitution falls for the sake of Bahrain," demonstrators chanted as they showed no sign of flagging after 21 days of anti-government protests that have left at least seven people dead and hundreds more wounded.

The demonstration at Al-Qubaidiya came as thousands of protesters continue to camp out at Manama's Pearl Square, which has become the epicenter of the anti-government protests.

Opposition groups continue to demand major reforms and the establishment of a "real constitutional monarchy,” as well as the resignation of the government which they hold responsible for the killing of peaceful demonstrators.

On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators formed an enormous 'human chain' around the capital Manama as protests continued against the rule of the monarchy.

Protesters joined hands to encircle the capital as the nation enters its third week of anti-government protests.

Protesters have accused the government of discriminatory policies and political persecution.

Friday saw an estimated 100,000 demonstrators in the capital's financial district following the Friday prayers. Protesters then marched towards Pearl Square, the epicenter of the movement demanding the government to step down.

It was the largest demonstration since anti-government protests erupted in the kingdom almost three weeks ago.

Several thousands of demonstrators also rallied outside Bahrain's state television building, in Madinat Isa, on Friday. They accused the television of promoting sectarian violence.

On Thursday, forces loyal to the monarchy clashed with protesters, leaving at least a dozen people injured.

In a move to mitigate the unrest, Bahrain's King Hamad has offered a series of concessions, including releasing political prisoners, reshuffling the cabinet and reducing the monthly housing costs of citizens by 25 percent.

The Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty has been ruling the Persian Gulf island nation for almost two centuries.
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