Bahrain protesters seek to overthrow royal family
Manama, Feb 21: A group of protesters on today called for the ouster of Bahrain's entire ruling monarchy as part of sweeping demands to call off the weeklong uprising in the tiny, but strategically important Gulf nation.
Tensions are still running high in Bahrain after seesaw battles that saw riot police open fire on protesters trying to reclaim landmark Pearl Square last week.
Meanwhile, protesters carrying food and tents poured into Manama's Pearl Square Monday, intensifying their calls for an end to the Al-Khalifa dynasty that has ruled the strategic Gulf kingdom for centuries.
At least seven people have been killed and hundreds injured in the clashes since the unrest spilling across the Arab world reached the Gulf last week.
Bahrain holds particular importance to Washington as the host of the US Navy's 5th Fleet, which is the main US military counterweight to Iran's efforts to expand its armed forces and reach into the Gulf.
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