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Bahrain Protesters Try to Copy Egypt Movementi
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August 15, 2013 9:30 PM
Activists in Bahrain are stepping up their two-and-a-half year old campaign to push the Sunni ruling family into making democratic reforms in the Shi'ite-majority state. While the authorities appear to have kept a lid on the demonstrations for now, analysts say the opposition is trying to emulate the mass anti-government protests in Egypt, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

Bahrain Protesters Try to Copy Egypt Movement

Published August 15, 2013

Activists in Bahrain are stepping up their two-and-a-half year old campaign to push the Sunni ruling family into making democratic reforms in the Shi'ite-majority state. While the authorities appear to have kept a lid on the demonstrations for now, analysts say the opposition is trying to emulate the mass anti-government protests in Egypt, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.


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