Police Tear Gas Disperses Manama Protest
[An Nahar] Bahraini police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse dozens of anti-regime Shiite demonstrators who staged a protest in central Manama on Monday to mark the opposition's "Martyrs' Day", witnesses said.

The protesters had gathered in the financial district in response to calls by the online activist group February 14th Youth, they said, adding that plainclothes police made several arrests.

Demonstrators chanted anti-monarchy slogans, including "Down (King) Hamad," and the "people want the fall of the regime."

The demonstration was held despite tight security, as authorities have not authorized protests in Manama since a month-long protest camp was demolished in mid-March 2011.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-18