In pictures: Regime forces open fire on Bahraini protesters

Bahraini anti-regime protesters use cement blocks in a roadway in the northern village of Diraz on May 23, 2017, to prevent Manama security forces from advancing.

Heavy clashes are underway between Bahraini anti-regime protesters and the kingdom’s security forces in Diraz Village in northern Bahrain after Manama forces stormed into the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, on Tuesday, arresting everyone inside the house.

The following is a picture report of some of the developments in different neighborhoods of Diraz Village:

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