Bahrainis to stage anti-US Friday sit-in

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Published in Middle East
Friday, 29 July 2011

shiitenews Bahraini  to stage anti US Friday sit inBahrain's February 14 Movement has called for a mass sit-in in front of the US embassy in Manama to condemn Washington's interference in the internal affairs of the Persian Gulf country.

The spokesman of the Bahraini movement, Abdul Raouf al-Shayeb, said that the demonstrators intend to voice their opposition on Friday against the US support of the Al Khalifa regime. 

The protesters seek to maintain the right to determine their own destiny, al-Shayeb added. 

The main Bahraini opposition group, al-Wefaq, has also called for fresh rallies on Friday. 

Al-Shayeb's remarks come as Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces continue cracking down on peaceful demonstrators. 

On Wednesday, the regime forces attacked the protesters in the village of Nuwaidrat, according to witnesses. 

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed their first batch of military forces to Bahrain in mid-March. 

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia deployed more forces in Bahrain in an attempt to further help the ruling regime clamp down on anti-regime demonstrators. 

In June, a military court in Bahrain tried seven opposition activists including al-Shayeb in absentia for “plotting to overthrow the ruling system.” The opposition spokesman was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. 

Anti-regime protesters have been holding demonstrations across the country since mid-February, calling on the ruling family to relinquish power. 

Scores of protesters have been killed -- many under torture -- and numerous others detained and transferred to unknown locations during the regime's brutal onslaught on protesters. 

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