15 Feb '11, 6pm

Thousands call for regime change in Bahrain after 2 killed

MANAMA : Thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated in the capital Manama on Tuesday demanding regime change in the Gulf kingdom like that in Egypt and Tunisia after two protesters were killed in clashes with police. The protests in a country, which saw deadly unrest in the 1990s between the majority-Shiite population and the Sunni ruling family, prompted Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to voice concern about next month's Grand Prix which opens the new Formula One season. "This is your only and last chance to change the regime," read a banner carried by protesters who descended on Manama's Pearl Roundabout, shortly after the funeral of one of the two Shiite demonstrators. The banners and slogans of the Bahraini protesters echoed those of the demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square whose 18 straight days of protest triggered the dramatic end on Friday of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year ...

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