People's era has come in Bahrain: Mushaimaa

March 2, 2011 - 0:0

Leader of Bahrain's opposition Haq movement Hassan Mushaimaa says Bahrainis must shape the coming political era in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

“I want to tell you really good news. This is your era, the era of the people, the era of speech and era of victory,” Reuters quoted Mushaimaa as saying in an address to a group of followers at a mosque in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Monday.
“Today is our day, the day of the people. We must pay attention to that and raise our heads and feel pride and dignity,” the Bahraini opposition figure added.
Meanwhile, some 500 protesters staged a rally outside Bahrain's parliament on Monday. They called for resignation of all lawmakers over recent deaths of pro-democracy demonstrators in mass rallies.
“Everybody here (Parliament) has to resign, because they are seeing what is going on in the country. We want to change this Constitution,” said a female protester, identified as Um Jasser.
Another demonstrator said, “The people want to overthrow the regime.”
At least seven people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries in violent government crackdown on Bahraini protesters.
Thousands of Bahraini pro-democracy protesters are still camping out in Manama's Pearl Square, which has become the symbol of the popular drive for change.
Demonstrators maintain that they will hold their ground until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy in the kingdom and a say in the government are met.
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, in a further attempt to ease tensions in his country, has replaced ministers of housing, health and cabinet affairs.
(Source: Press TV)