Security forces gear up for mass protests in Bahrain
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 23 / Trend A. Isgandarov /
Security forces and the National Guard troops have been deployed in different places of Bahrain, especially near the Pearl Square in the capital city Manama on the eve of by-elections scheduled for Sept. 24.
The oppositional February 14 Youth Coalition called for mass protests, demanding canceling the elections and dismissing the parliament, Al Jazeera reported.
Bahrain has been rocked since February by a series of anti-government protests that has claimed over 30 lives. The country is scheduled to hold by-election on Sept. 24 for 18 seats left vacant by parliament members from the largest opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, who resigned in protest against the alleged killing of anti-government protestors.