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Bahrain: Mass Protest Demanding Change and Democracy 4th Feb 2013
A mass protest marched the western district in Bahrain on Sunday following the opposition's call for a two week program of daily protests as the 2ndanniversary of the start of the revolution that erupted two years ago on 14 February approaches.
People of different factions and different ages participated in Sunday's protest titled, "Change is Coming". The protesters chanted slogans demanding the government to resign and insisting that their democratic demands must be responded to by making the people the source of all powers through fair and transparent elections.
The masses also chanted slogans expressing anger towards the regime's ongoing violations and crimes against dissident citizens through arbitrary arrests, killings, dismissals and pursuits, while at the same time, calling for dialogue.
Streets leading to the protest were blocked by the regime forces' military roadblocks and checkpoints in order to prevent the citizens from reaching the area. However, a large number of citizens insisted on attending the protest to express their opinions peacefully.
Another mass protest is planned to march from Dair in Muharraq island today, within the two week escalation of peaceful pro-democracy protests.