Men Rush to Save Infant after Bahrainis Tear-Gassed
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Two men have helped rescue an infant trapped in a car after Bahraini forces fired tear gas canisters to disperse a group of protesters demanding the downfall of the ruling Al Khafila regime in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
According to a video posted on video-sharing website YouTube, dozens of people are staging an anti-regime demonstration in the village of Sanabis, west of the capital, Manama, when Bahraini forces hurl tear gas canisters at the marchers.
The whole area is then covered with a thick cloud of smoke, making people start coughing and wheezing, Press TV reported.
The video later shows a man crawling into the vehicle, before another one pulls the baby girl out.
Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime continues to clamp down on pro-democracy protesters ahead of the anniversary of a Saudi incursion into the Arab country under the pretext of helping Manama cope with the anti-regime protests.
On Friday, the regime forces launched another heavy-handed crackdown on demonstrators who had taken to the streets to voice their outrage against the invasion.
The angry demonstrators chanted slogans against the Saudi monarchy and demanded the immediate withdrawal of all Saudi forces from the country.
Several people were injured after the Al Khalifa forces fired teargas and birdshots to disperse the protesters in the northeastern village of Samaheej. Similar protests were also held elsewhere across Bahrain.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.