14 Feb 2017

majority, demanding In Manama, protests ended
reforms. when policemen fired tear
The Sunni Muslim rulers gas and stun grenades
of the island kingdom into the demonstrators to
Man and wife injured by prevent them from reaching
‹terrorist explosion› in suppressed the protests with
the help of neighbouring Clashes in Bahrain on the main entrance to the
Bahrain capital.
Gulf Arab states, and uprising anniversary:
A man and wife were Bahrain has seen unrest and Witnesses Activists posted pictures of
slightly injured on Tuesday several bomb attacks since. injured protesters online,
by a «terrorist explosion» Demonstrators clashed
On Feb. 5, a bomb exploded with police in the Bahraini but the interior ministry
in Bahrain, the Bahraini has not published any
interior ministry said. on the outskirts of Manama, capital and neighbouring
damaging cars but causing Shiite villages on Tuesday, official statements about the
The couple was passing no injuries, in what the the sixth anniversary of anti- reported demonstrations.
when the blast occurred in interior ministry also government protests that Sunni-ruled Bahrain has
the Sitra Island area, the described as a terrorist act. were brutally suppressed by been rocked by unrest
ministry said on Twitter. the authorities, witnesses since March 2011 when
It showed a photo of a read more
said. authorities backed by
damaged vehicle but gave Saudi-led forces put down a
no further details and did «Revolution until victory»
and «No forgetting the month of Shiite-led protests
not identify the couple. demanding democratic
martyrs», chanted the
The explosion came on the protesters, many of whom reforms.
sixth anniversary of «Arab held up pictures of those
Spring» protests in Bahrain, killed in the crackdown in
mainly by its Shi’ite Muslim 2011. read more

carrying the national flag.
Large-scale protests led by
Bahrain›s Shiite majority
erupted on Feb. 14, 2011,
demanding political
Bahrain protesters, reforms from the country›s
police clash as island Sunni monarchy. Hundreds
marks uprising of thousands took to the
Anti-government protesters streets then, with many
in Bahrain clashed with occupying a prominent
police on Tuesday as roundabout known as Pearl
they marked the sixth Square.
anniversary of the tiny Authorities backed by
island kingdom›s Arab forces from Saudi Arabia
Spring uprising. and the United Arab
Images posted on social Emirates eventually
media showed masked suppressed the protests. The
protesters hurling rocks government later agreed to
and other projectiles at some reforms, but low-level
riot police, who responded unrest continues.
with tear gas. Protesters
elsewhere were seen read more
marching peacefully
through rain-soaked streets,