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Bahrainis voice opposition to forthcoming elections

KONFRONTASI - The Bahraini people have taken to the streets on the Island of Sitra to express their opposition to upcoming elections in the Persian Gulf Arab state.

The anti-regime demonstrators on Wednesday chanted anti-monarchy slogans and pledged to boycott Manama's elections scheduled to be held on November 22. They also termed the elections a "sham".

Bahraini regime forces attacked the pro-democracy demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets.