Protests In Bahrain Swell On Third Day

Thousands of people are occupying the center of the Bahraini capital on a third day of anti-government protests.

The numbers of those who had camped out overnight in Manama’s Pearl Square were swelled by many who joined the protests throughout the day.

Wednesday saw more than 1,000 people attend the funeral in Manama of a man who was killed on Tuesday during clashes with police at the funeral of another protester. Mourners chanted slogans calling for the removal of the government.

Security forces have pulled back to ease tensions after previous days’ clashes left two dead and dozens injured in the Gulf kingdom.

Police officers are reported to have been detained over the two deaths, with the country’s interior minister describing the deaths as “regrettable” and extending condolences to the families of the deceased.

The protesters demands include a new constitution, personnel changes to the cabinet, a representative parliament, more jobs and housing and for political prisoners to be freed.

Complete article via BBC


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