May 18, 2012

Bahrain is not for sale

Bahraini anti-government protesters stand close to makeshift roadblocks in Manama on March 14, 2011, a day after Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators trying to occupy Manama's banking centre.
On Friday tens of thousands of Bahrainis have rallied outside the capital, Manama, to protest against the proposed Saudi Arabia-Bahrain merger plan.
Marching under the slogan of '"Yes to Our Nation", Bahraini protesters jammed a major highway west of Manama to express their opposition to the Saudi bid for a closer union with Bahrain, saying their country is not for sale.
They also chanted slogans against their country's ruler, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Saudi Arabia is seeking to initially create a closer union with Bahrain in line with plans to unify the six Arab member states of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council.
Iran says the plan is aimed at quelling the protests in Bahrain as the Al Khalifa regime is unable to stop the peaceful demonstrations in the country.
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