Bahrain opposition urges ban of official business

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Secretary General of Al-Wefaq in Bahrain Sheikh Ali Salman

Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Islamic Association has called on people to boycott ministries and transactions next Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the popular uprising against the regime.

The Secretary General of Al-Wefaq Sheikh Ali Salman called on the Bahrainis to boycott the Persian Gulf state’s ministries and to halt their shopping activities next Thursday.

Sheikh Salman also called on launching an international campaign to address US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon via social networks.

Sheikh Salman added that the Bahraini opposition forces are to organize a demonstration on Saturday.

On Friday, Bahrainis took to streets to protest against the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Protesters across the tiny Persian Gulf nation are expected to hold several demonstrations this week to commemorate the anniversary of February 14 uprising.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahraini cities and villages, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.

On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the US-backed Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.

According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested during the three years of protests against Al Khalifa regime

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