Bahraini regime forces make several arrests

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini regime forces arrested several people in connection with peaceful protests in the Persian Gulf state.

The main opposition party, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, says that at least three people were arrested on Friday after they gave authorities the required official request for a mass protest organized by opposition parties, press tv reported.

Al-Wefaq condemned the move, saying authorities are using their power to punish the individuals through arrest.

The party says Bahraini forces arrested at least 82 people in November as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent.

Also on Friday, tens of thousands of Bahrainis held a mass demonstration to mark 1000 days of protest against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.

The protesters rallied near the capital Manama, calling for an all-inclusive political solution.

“No to humiliation,” chanted the crowds. Al-Wefaq said that the protest ended peacefully.

Bahrain has been rocked by anti-regime demonstrations since February 2011.

The protesters have been calling for the downfall of the regime.

Dozens of people have been killed and a large number of demonstrators arrested in the crackdown since then.

Protesters say they will continue to hold anti-regime demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.

By Fars News Agency


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