Thousands of Bahraini People Jubilant after Death of Saudi Crown Prince / King Ordered to Three-Day Mourning
Bahraini people are celebrating the death of the Saudi Crown Prince as Riyadh, specially deceased Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, have played a main role in the suppression of the Bahraini protesters by the Al-Khalifa regime.
Riyadh announced on Saturday that Nayef has died outside the kingdom. Nayef, who was also deputy prime minister and interior minister, had left the country for medical tests late last month and died in Geneva, Switzerland.
After the announcement, people of Bahrain took to the streets expressing their joy and pleasure. As the Manama regime is mourning over Nayef’s death for it has lost one of its main supporters in the region, the Bahrainis are sending messages of congratulations in social networks, including facebook and twitters.
They also posted pictures of martyred Bahraini protesters who were killed by the Saudi-backed security forces.
People in Bahrain believe that Nayef was the mastermind of plots against their country and the main force behind the dispatch of the Saudi occupying forces to the tiny Persian Gulf island to suppress their revolution.
Meantime, Abbas al-Omran, a prominent Bahrain political activist, said on Sunday that the death of Nayef foiled the Saudi plot to annex Bahrain.
Public reactions came as Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ordered a three-day mourning period, starting today, during which flags will fly at half-mast in Bahrain and on embassies abroad.
Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty’s over-40-year rule.
Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar – were dispatched to Bahrain on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.
Bahrain’s government has continued its military crackdown on anti-government protesters who demand the overthrow of the al-Khalifa dynasty on top of constitutional reforms.
More than 69 Bahrainis have lost their lives so far and hundreds of others have sustained injuries following the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.