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Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:11AM
A wall in a Bahraini village with a slogan in Arabic reading, “Down with (King) Hamad” (file photo)

A wall in a Bahraini village with a slogan in Arabic reading, “Down with (King) Hamad” (file photo)

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-regime protesters with tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets. Demonstrations against the Al Khalifa regime were held in the northeastern island of Sitra, the northwestern villages of Muqaba and Jandabiya, and the village of Dair, located on the northern coast of the Muharraq Island, on Tuesday. The protesters expressed support for the families of the victims of the regime crackdown on peaceful demonstrations. Bahrain, which is home to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has been the scene of anti-regime protests since February 2011, and scores of people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the regime crackdown. Bahrainis hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of protesters. On October 30, the Al Khalifa regime imposed a ban on all public gatherings across the country. Bahraini protesters, however, say they will continue holding demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically elected government and an end to rights violations are met. SAB/HSN