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Protesters gather at Egyptian embassy in Bahrain
Feb 4, 2011, 16:44 GMT
Manama, Bahrain - Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy in Bahrain on Friday to show support for the reform movement in Egypt.
Bahraini politicians, activists, and religious figures joined Egyptians at the protest in the capital Manama, chanting 'the people want to bring down the regime' and 'revolution till victory,' seeking an end to President Hosny Mubarak's regime.
Police were on hand to reinforce security at the embassy.
Ibrahim Shareef, head of the leftist pan-Arab National Democratic Action Society, said his group stood on the side of the Egyptian protesters, and urged the Bahraini government to introduce reforms or risk protests similar to those that have taken place in Egypt and Tunisia.
'In this critical juncture of our region's history we call on the Bahraini government to immediately respond the just demands of the Bahraini people,' Shareef said.
Three earlier attempts to protest near the embassy in the last week had been foiled by the authorities who said proper permits had not been obtained.
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