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Bahrain: Huge opposition march demands democracy

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Bahrain: Huge opposition march demands democracy


Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched in Bahrain, over a year after a protest movement was put down by security forces.

The mostly peaceful rally outside the capital Manama was said to be the biggest in months. Tear gas was fired at a small group who tried to reach the landmark Pearl Square roundabout.

A leading Shi’ite cleric called the protest. Bahrain’s Shi’ite majority was at the forefront of last year’s revolt against the Sunni Muslim monarchy.

The US-allied government crushed the uprising, helped by Saudi troops.

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