According to informed sources pro-government vigilantes were armed with clubs, swords and metal pipes and were beating protesters near the royal complex. Witnesses say at least ten ambulances were rushed to the area.
Hundreds injured, tens hospitalized in Bahrain
On Friday, Security forces and pro-government vigilantes carrying clubs and swords beat the protesters near the royal complex, injuring 774 people, 107 of whom were hospitalized for serious injuries and problems in breathing.
The violence occurred as protesters marched on the Royal Court en masse amid tight security in the town of Riffa, a residential area where the ruling Al Khalifah family live, the Associated Press quoted the Bahraini Health Ministry as saying.
Thousands of women also joined the protesters to demand an end to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah’s rule.They also called for the ouster of the government and said they want a new constitution.