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Bahrainis mark Martyrs’ Day

Hundreds have been taking to the streets across Bahrain to mark the country’s 24th Martyrs’ Day commemorations.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Hundreds have been taking to the streets across Bahrain to mark the country’s 24th Martyrs’ Day commemorations.

Protesters marched through a number of towns and villages, holding up posters of young men killed by Manama’s security forces in recent years and demanding that those responsible be brought to justice.

In the village of Nuwaidrat, the peaceful gatherings came under attack by police firing teargas at the protesters.

Martyrs’ Day dates back to the extrajudicial killing of anti-regime protesters during Bahrain’s 1994 uprising.

Since then, rallies are staged annually for those who perished as a result of Manama’s decades-long clampdown on dissent.

Bahrainis also mark the somber occasion with a visit to the cemetery in remembrance of friends and family.

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