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Bahrainis continue protesting against killing of activist by regime forces

bahrainshaheedBahraini people have held another anti-regime demonstration to protest the killing of a young opposition activist by police.

The protesters chanted anti-regime slogans during the rally in the village of Daih, west of the capital Manama, on Sunday. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Mohammed Abdul Jalil Yousif, 20, was killed at the hands of regime forces on September 11. Activists say Yousif was run over by a vehicle belonging to the security forces.

The Bahraini uprising began in mid-February 2011.

Bahrainis primarily demanded political reform and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.

Manama 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.

Bahrainis say they will continue holding demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

On September 9, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) that she was frustrated with reports of human rights violations by Al Khalifa regime in Bahrain.

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