Bahrainis stage two anti-regime demonstrations
On Tuesday, people poured into the streets in the town of Bilad al-Qadeem, a suburb of Manama, and the village of Buri.
In the demonstrations, the protesters honored all the people martyred during the popular uprising in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom and demanded that the killers of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators be brought to justice.
They also paid tribute to Hani Abdel Aziz and Abdel Rasoul al-Hojeiri on the second anniversary of their martyrdom.
The Bahraini revolution began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.
The Bahraini government promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states.
Dozens of people have been killed in the crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries.
A report published by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in November 2011 found that the Al Khalifa regime had used excessive force in the crackdown and accused Manama of torturing political activists, politicians, and protesters.
The protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.
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