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Bahraini police arrest 22 protesters

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Bahrain has arrested more than 22 people since February for participation in demonstrations against the Al Khalifa regime, police say.

The police made the announcement in a statement issued on Saturday. The statement added that search was still under way for more protesters.

Bahrain’s main opposition group, al-Wefaq, said on Saturday that 14 people had been detained during police raids on April 25 and 26.

Meanwhile, people held an anti-regime demonstration in the village of Diraz, west of the capital, Manama, on Saturday. The protesters shouted slogans against the Al Khalifa regime.

In recent weeks, anti-regime protests have increased in Bahrain as Manama hosted the controversial Formula One Grand Prix auto race.

On April 25, Bahrainis staged demonstrations to protest the detention of female activists who were arrested in connection to rallies against the Formula One event…


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