Bahrainis have once again taken to the streets to denounce the Al Khalifa regime’s unrelenting crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
On Thursday, anti-regime protests were held in the capital city of Manama and the Bani Jamra, a village in the northwest of the country.
The demonstrators carried their national flag and chanted anti-regime slogans during the protests.
Anti-regime protests have become an almost daily occurrence in Bahrain.
On Wednesday, Saudi-backed security forces in Bahrain attacked demonstrators who were marking the end of the mourning days for Yusef al-Nashmi, the latest victim of the regime’s brutal crackdown on the people.
Al-Nashmi died on October 11 after spending almost a month in police custody.
On Saturday, Bahraini riot police fired shots and used tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-regime protesters marching in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, after al-Nashmi’s funeral.
Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, calling for political reforms and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.
Scores have been killed, many of them under torture, while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have “evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police” in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Protesters say they will continue to hold anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.