Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said that at 5:45 am Sunday a group of 350 people blocked both sides of King Faisal Causeway, put barriers and stood in the road to prevent citizens form going to work, reports the state news agency BNA.
According to BNA, the Bahrain Ministry ordered police presence to maintain security in the location. According to the state media agency, the security forces failed to convince the protesters to re-open the roads, with the protestors instead attacking “unarmed security forces, 14 members had sustained injuries, one sustained serious head injury and the other was stabbed, all were referred to the hospital.”
BNA reported that the security forces used teargas to disperse the protesters.
According to a VOA report, police moved in heavy vehicles to discourage the latest unrest, part of weeks-long demonstrations led mainly by Shi’ite protesters demanding the resignation of the ruling Sunni monarchy.
“Ministry Of Interior confirms that the current operation on King Faisal Highway is to open the roads, and to ensure its duty of maintaining public security in the Kingdom,” BNA reported.