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03 February 2017 - 22:06
News ID: 427077
Rasa - The Bahraini people from all walks of life braved the cold weather to join an anti-regime rally in the restive village of Diraz, expressing their solidarity with Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the Shiite majority in the Persian Gulf country.
Protest in Bahrain

RNA - The Bahraini citizens staged the demonstration in streets near al-Fida Square in Diraz, west of Manama, on Thursday night, according to local reports.


Despite the cold weather, a huge number of Bahrainis participated in the gathering and chanted slogans against the Al Khalifa regime.


In a statement on Saturday, Bahraini religious scholars called on the people to take part in nationwide rallies to express their solidarity with Sheikh Qassim, whose citizenship the Al Khalifa regime has revoked.


“We hereby pledge to shed the last drop of our blood in defense of religious and national leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim,” the statement read.


On January 26, the Manama regime’s mercenaries attacked a sit-in near Sheikh Qassim’s residence in the northwestern village of Diraz, firing live bullets at unarmed protesters.


Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom in February 2011.


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