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Monday, 16 April 2012

Bahraini forces raid protester homes in Sitra, arrest dozens


Bahraini forces raid protester homes in Sitra, arrest dozens
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:1PM GMT
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/236530.html

Saudi-backed Bahraini security forces have raided the houses of anti-regime protesters in the northeastern town of Sitra, making dozens of arrests, Press TV reports.

On Monday, Bahrain riot police raided several houses in the besieged island of Sitra, taking away dozens of protesters, who have been taking part in anti-government rallies.

Sitra has long been the center of protests against the Al Khalifa regime and the opposition calls it the "Capital of Revolution."

Since February 2011, when anti-government protests began in the Persian Gulf kingdom many deaths have occurred in Sitra which is predominantly Shia town.

Anti-regime demonstrators hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of protesters during the popular uprising.

Bahraini activists say six people have been killed during nationwide anti-regime demonstrations since March 17, 2012.

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