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Bahraini Regime Forces Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Manama.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini regime forces attacked hundreds of demonstrators who poured into the streets of the capital Manama, demanding the overthrow of the Al Khalifa regime.

According to witnesses, they used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse the protesters who took to the streets on Friday in response to calls issued on social networks, press tv reported.

The demonstration came after Bahrain's main opposition party, Al-Wefaq, warned of fresh protests across the country unless a national dialogue with the regime leads to true reforms.

Anti-regime protesters have also headed to Manama to protest against Bahrain's hosting of the Formula One Grand Prix auto race scheduled to be held in April.

The demonstrators are calling for the cancellation of the controversial auto race as activists argue it comes at a time when Manama regime forces continue the violent suppression of peaceful protests.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.

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Date:Mar 30, 2013
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