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Thousands of Bahraini Shiites protest: DIRAZ (Bahrain) - SEVERAL thousand Bahraini Shiites protested in the town...

Thousands of Bahraini Shiites protest: DIRAZ (Bahrain) - SEVERAL thousand Bahraini Shiites protested in the town...

'We sacrifice blood and soul for Bahrain,' they chanted, as well as calls for restraint and non-violence in the face of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in recent days. -- PHOTO: AP DIRAZ (Bahrain) - SEVERAL thousand Bahraini Shiites protested in the town of Diraz following Friday prayers, chanting anti-regime slogans, despite a government ban on demonstrations. 'We sacrifice blood and soul for Bahrain,' they chanted, as well as calls for restraint and non-violence in the face of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in recent days. Thousands had gathered to listen to a Friday sermon in Diraz by Sheikh Issa Qassem, Bahrain's senior Shiite cleric, before the demonstration began. People demanding rights and reform 'do not believe in violence that authorities are trying to push them to,' Qassem said in his sermon. 'The peaceful approach has been...

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