Bahrain: Thousands take to the streets day after anniversary of uprising

Bahraini anti-government activists clashed with security forces as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday, marking the Feb. 14 anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising. The rally, organized by the kingdom’s main opposition al-Wefaq movement, was one of the biggest since the uprising was quashed three years ago.

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.

“We will not stop until we achieve our demands,” protesters shouted. “Shias and Sunnis, we all love this country.”

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Photo: Hasan Jamali/AP Photo

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