Bahraini regime forces attack Shia mourners

Date:13/08/1393
Bahrain regime forces have attacked a group of Shia Muslims participating in a religious procession marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him), the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him).
Bahraini soldiers roamed the streets in the village of Nuwaidrat, situated about 10 kilometers (six miles) south of the capital, Manama, in armored vehicles on Tuesday, as people marched through the streets to observe the rituals of Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, Press TV reported.
Bahraini regime forces in riot gear then engaged in scuffles with the mourners, and fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.
On Saturday, Bahraini troops attacked Shia mourners commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him) in several villages across the country.
They destroyed and removed all banners, flags and black cloths hoisted to mark Ashura.
Bahrain’s Shia community has long complained of discrimination in the Persian Gulf island state.
Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has called on the Manama regime to stop police from arresting civilians for their religious beliefs.