Bahrainis hold protest rally at UN
Manama, January 28, 2012
More than 5,000 people staged a rally outside the UN House in Bahrain condemning the violent protests in the country and urged the international body to come out with a permanent solution.
Al Fateh Awakening movement staged the event under the theme, 'Hands off Bahrain,' in a bid to send a clear message to foreign parties to 'back off'.
They said the people in Bahrain were sick and tired of violent protests and foreign interference and demanded a permanent solution.
Participants also condemned all those who are trying to create a rift in the society and tarnish the nation's reputation.
The event's media co-ordinator Anas Bomtaia earlier said Iran, the US and Hizbollah are trying to spread their influence in Bahrain and it has to be stopped.
The group is also sending its evidence in a letter to the UN. It condemned a recent sermon by Shi'ite cleric Shaikh Isa Qassim, who called on his congregation to "crush policemen".
"Our country has made great strides in many fields with the efforts of its loyal people. But no-one feels safe, as anything can happen to anyone at any time. If they can attack our unarmed policemen, they can attack anyone," Bomtaia said.-TradeArabia News Service