Photo: Crackdown on demonstrators
Many activists, clerics and politicians have called for protests on 14 August – the day of independence from the British colonialism – this call has been adopted by a movement that names itself ‘Bahrain Rebellion’, this political movement stresses that it calls for peaceful demonstration on 14 August in order to achieve self-determination for the people of Bahrain and to protect the civil and political rights especially in relation to freedom of opinion, assembly, political participation and the right to choose the government.
Photo: Peaceful protest
The protests began at 6 am until nearly 7 pm.
The Bahrain Youth Society Human Right(BYSHR) has documented 20 cases of arrest, including 5 women.
Photo: Zuhair Yahya Majid (23 years old) and Abdullah Yusuf (24 years old) were arrested in the village of Dumistan
The Bahrain Youth Society Human Right(BYSHR) has documented dozens of injuries due to use of tears gas and shotgun.
Photo: Citizen injured because of the shotgun in the village of Dumistan
A citizen was seriously wounded in the head (from Karzakhan).
Security measures, such as barbed wire around villages, had been put in place since yesterday and a large police presence across the country has continued in this vein. Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) has documented security presence in all the villages. Security patrols have been reported at entrances to villages.
Photo: Security presence in all the villages.
Many citizens complained that they have difficulty using (Skype, Viber and Whatsapp).
House raid and destruction of private property :
The Bahrain Youth Society Human Right(BYSHR) has documented: Houses were raided and destruction of private property by security forces.
Photo: Destruction of private property
Asian Worker injured:
The Bahrain Ministry of Interior ( MOI Statement) has reported an attack by youths on a forklift used by police to remove inner village road blocks. This has reportedly resulted in the injury of a worker. The Ministry of Interior claims activists attacked the worker with molotov cocktails, although this has been denied by activists. In addition to the continued calls for peaceful protest from opposition societies, the 14th February Youth Coalition has also urged all activists to avoid confrontations and violence today.
Shops and markets :
Shops and markets closed since early morning without force or threat by protesters.