Bahrain: the fourth anniversary of the uprising, the Shiite opposition calls for demonstrations

Bahrain: the fourth anniversary of the uprising, the Shiite opposition calls for demonstrations

The Bahraini opposition has called for demonstrations Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary of an uprising that has deeply polarized the country.

Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets Saturday on the fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the bahraini regime.

Police deployed heavily as men and women carrying Bahrain’s red and white flag alongside portraits of detained activists chanted “Down Hamad”, in reference to the Sunni king, witnesses said.

They fired tear gas and sound bombs and beefed up security around several villages and along major roads across the country, the witnesses said, without reporting any casualties…

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