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Iran students slam Bahrain crackdown
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:20:27 GMT
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Iranian students gather in front of the Bahraini Embassy in Tehran, Saturday, April 30, 201.
A group of Iranian students gather outside the Bahraini Embassy in Tehran to express their sympathy for those killed in the crackdown on the Persian Gulf island's popular uprising.

In the Saturday gathering, students from different universities in Tehran condemned the crackdown on Bahraini people by the Manama government and Saudi forces.

The students carried a coffin to symbolize the Bahraini people martyred by the government.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.

On March 13, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed police and military forces in the kingdom upon Manama's request to quell nationwide protests.

According to local sources, scores of protesters have been killed during the government-sanctioned crackdown with the foreign troops contributing to a rise in violence.

The rallies continued on Saturday in several cities in defiance of the martial law put in place by Manama last month.

Bahrainis repeated their demand for the ouster of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and condemned Riyadh's involvement in the suppression of the revolution.

People have announced that they will continue protests until the regime collapses.

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