Shiite Protesters Demand Bahrain PM's Ouster
[An Nahar] Thousands of Shiite demonstrators in a village near the Bahraini capital on Friday demanded the premier's ouster in the first officially sanctioned protest since a ban at the end of October, witnesses said.
"Get out, Khalifa!" they chanted, referring to Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, an uncle of King Hamad
...King of Bahrain (since 14 February 2002), having previously been its emir (from 6 March 1999). He is a Sunni, while the rest of Bahrain is predominantly Shiite...
, who was held the premiership of the Sunni-ruled regime in the Gulf kingdom since 1974.
"We don't want an appointed government, we want a prime minister who serves the people," Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the main Iranian catspawing al-Wefaq, told the crowd.
The gathering was the first to be officially allowed since the end of October when the authorities banned all protests to ensure "security is maintained."
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-08