Saudi-backed Bahraini forces still attack protesters
The president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights says Bahrainis are still protesting and say that nothing, even guns, attack helicopters and tanks, can stop them.
Following the Friday prayers, regime forces and pro-government thugs fired tear gas and live ammunition on protesters in many Bahraini cities, including the villages of Daih and Ma'ameer and a village near Sitra, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Regime forces have used helicopter gunship designed to destroy tanks on a battlefield to disperse protesters on Friday called the “Day of Sacred Defense.”
Despite attacks by the Saudi-backed military and security forces, the people are still protesting in the streets in different parts of Bahrain and expressing their demands for the downfall of the regime, Nabeel Rajab told Press TV late Friday.
“No matter how dangerous the situation gets, the protesters are insisting to come out into the streets,” he said, adding that the regime forces have still not succeeded in controlling the people's uprising.
The protesters are shouting tanks, machineguns or anything else will not stop them coming out into the streets, he went on to say.
Head of Foreign Relation Office of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Maryam al-Khawaja, has said that over 400 students have been kicked out, 1,300 workers have been fired from their jobs and over 800 people, including minors, have been detained since mid-February.
Scores of protesters have been killed since the beginning of the uprising and many others have been arrested during Manama's violent crackdown on protesters.
Regime forces have also raided dozens of mosques, schools, sacred sites and even graves in persisting efforts to suppress the opposition.
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-government protesters in several cities as demonstrators took to the streets to mark the “Day of Sacred Defense.”
Regime forces and pro-government thugs fired tear gas and live ammunition on protesters in the villages of Daih, Ma'ameer and a village near Sitra.
Witnesses say regime forces are firing on homes and private properties and gunshots can be heard from different parts of the villages.
In Diah, Bahraini troops have reportedly used a fearsome Apache helicopter gunship, designed to destroy tanks on a battlefield, to disperse protesters.
Activists of Bahrain's 14th of February revolutionary movement have urged Bahrainis to fight back if they are attacked by regime forces on the "Day of Sacred Defense."
So far, there have been no reports of clashes between anti-regime protesters and security forces.
Bahraini protesters demand an end to the rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty.
Since the beginning of protests in Bahrain in mid-February, Manama showed itself capable of great brutality in suppressing anti-regime protesters.
Scores of protesters have been killed and many others have been arrested during Manama's violent crackdown on protesters.
Regime forces have also raided dozens of mosques, schools, sacred sites and even graves in persisting efforts to suppress all opposition.
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