Bahrain protest attracts tens of thousands, no clashes




 
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Bahrain protest attracts tens of thousands, no clashes
 
February 15th, 2014  
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Bahrain protest attracts tens of thousands, no clashes
By Farishta Saeed MANAMA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Bahrainis joined a peaceful demonstration on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of an abortive pro-democracy uprising led by majority Shi'ite Muslims. Vast crowds of men, women and children took to the streets of the small Gulf Arab nation calling for democracy, political reform and the release of political prisoners, witnesses said. "Shi'ites and Sunnis, we all love this country." Police could not be seen at the rally on Budaiya Highway, which links the capital Manama to the northwestern town of Budaiya, witnesses said. The Interior Ministry said a policeman had died after being wounded by a "terrorist" blast on Friday.




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