Regime forces in Bahrain have launched a new crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in the country.
In a number of villages near the Bahraini capital, Manama, regime forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators.
The crackdown came as the demonstrators were chanting slogans in solidarity with political detainees. The protesters also called for the downfall of the Al Khalifa regime.
Earlier this month, Bahraini protesters gathered in the island of Sitra to express their outrage over recent measures adopted by the Bahraini government to grant citizenship to foreign nationals. The move by the regime came shortly after a court stripped 13 Bahrainis of their nationality over charges of involvement in “terrorist” operations.