Friday, March 4, 2011

Protests continue in Bahrain against Sunni dynasty

Madrid .- Two massive demonstrations on Wednesday toured the Bahraini capital, Manama, to, in one case, demand the release of dissidents who remain imprisoned, and in another, advocating for a country without social differences between Shiites and Sunnis, in the framework of democratic revolt that plague the Arab world.

One of the demonstrations in Bahrain started from the Place de La Perla, where for weeks the developers focus of popular protest in this country, to the Ministry of Interior, popularly known as 'The Fort', to apply for release of dissidents . Last week, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ordered the release of 308 political prisoners, including 23 who were arrested in August on charges of conspiring to commit a coup.

In this group are the opposition leaders Hassan Mushaima and Said al Shihabi, who were exiled in London. The first of them came back on Saturday at Manama, where he gave a speech in support of any democratic change to boost the population, but point to a constitutional monarchy. At the other end of the capital, the newly formed National Unity formation staged a demonstration at the Al Fateh to advocate for a cohesive society.

In particular, called for an end to discrimination against the Shiites, who represent the majority of the population, by the ruling Sunni elite, as recorded by the regional agency Gulf News.

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