As 1,000s protest against the Bahraini government, chanting “Down, down Hamad” and calling for the release of political detainees, CAAT reveals how the UK continues to arm repression.
The UK is still arming repression
One year after the start of Bahrain's democratic uprising in which at least 45 people were killed and hundreds arrested the repression continues, and so do the UK's arms sales. Protesters with Bahraini flags in a line stretching back hundreds of metres denounced the government, calling for the release of political detainees. They chanted "Down, down Hamad", referring to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Reports say the march stretched for more than 1.5km (a mile). Opposition leaders estimated the crowd at nearly 100,000, which would make it one of the largest protest gatherings since the street rallies erupted in February 2011.
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