Supporters of Bahrain’s Sunni royal family have come out in their thousands to back the king.
Official estimates put the number at 300,000 people who claim the country had enough freedoms and democracy.
A pro-government banker, Nader Mohammad said:
“We are here to support him (the King) to give him all the votes, all the support that they need, to show we are one unity and we, Sunni and Shia are all together in one hand and will support this country and will make this country one great nation.”
But in Pearl Square, the centre of the mainly Shia-led opposition revolt, the call was for the regime to go before beginning a meaningful dialogue for reform. The king’s move to pardon political prisoners and reshuffle the cabinet has not gone far enough for them.