Bahrain Regime Forces Attack Supporters of Top Shiite ClericTasnim News
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bahraini forces have attacked a group of demonstrators who had taken to the street to denounce Manama’s decision to revoke that nationality of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric, Sheikh Issa Qassim.
On Saturday, dozens of protesters staged a rally in al-Eker village south of the capital, Manama, to voice their solidarity with the 79-year-old spiritual leader of Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society.
They chanted slogans in support of Sheikh Qassim and in condemnation of the ruling dynasty.
Violence broke out when regime forces intervened, firing shots and using tear gas to disperse the crowd. There no immediate reports of casualties or possible arrests, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Elsewhere in the northwestern village of Diraz, situated about 12 kilometers (seven miles) west of the capital, scores of people participated in a sit-in outside the residence of Sheikh Qassim”