Clashes between protesters and riot police erupted in the village of Daih, near the capital Manama on Tuesday, on the sixth anniversary of the ‘Bahraini revolution’.
Protesters built brick barricades and reportedly threw objects such as Molotov cocktails at military vehicles, while police responded by firing teargas. Several people were reportedly injured during the clashes.
The demonstrations in Bahrain are a continuation of the revolt against what protesters see as an autocratic government, the first bouts of which broke out 2011 in tandem with protests raging across the Arab World at the time.
The protests, mainly organized by the country’s Shia community, were shut down by Bahraini authorities alongside troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Dozens of protesters deaths were reported, with allegations that many detainees were tortured.