Anti-regime protesters have once again taken to the streets of Bahrain despite the persisting brutal crackdown on popular demonstration by the ruling US-backed kingdom.
Protest rallies were held in Daih, Dair, Barbar, Mahza, Ma’ameer and Sitra late on Tuesday, witnesses said.
Protesters chanted slogans against Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, vowing to continue anti-regime rallies until their demands for change in the tiny Persian Gulf monarchy are met.
Meanwhile, clashes between protesters and regime forces were reported in the northwestern village of Diraz.
Bahrainis have been holding peaceful rallies since mid-February, demanding an end to the Al Khalifa’s rule.
In March, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates came to the island nation to assist Manama rulers in their brutal crackdown on protesters.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds more arrested in a Manama-ordered and Saudi-backed crackdown in the country.