Bahrain opposition calls for government to resign

AFP , Thursday 17 Feb 2011

After violent police raid resulting in civilian deaths, Bahrain opposition calls for government to step down

The Bahraini opposition has called for the government to resign following a deadly police raid on anti-regime protesters that left at least 5 dead in Manama, the head of a Shiite opposition bloc said on Thursday.

"The opposition groups, including Al-Wefaq, have issued a statement demanding the government resign and calling for the formation of a new government to investigate this crime," said Al-Wefaq leader Ali Salman.

The police raid left four people dead and scores wounded in the capital of the Shiite-majority Gulf state ruled by a Sunni dynasty.

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