12/31/2011

BAHRAIN: Security forces today intervened to disperse an illegal rally in Manama

Interior Ministry / Statement

Manama-Dec30 (BNA)Security forces today intervened to disperse an illegal rally on Budaiya Avenue. Up to 40 women staged an unlawful sit-in at the Abu Subea roundabout after a legal march called for by Al-Wefaq had ended.
They refused orders to disperse prompting riot police to intervene as their numbers increased to around 250, which disrupted the traffic and compromised people's interests. "Apart from refusing the order to disperse, the rioters attacked security forces", North Police director-general said, pointing out that the riot had been dealt with in accordance with the law.