Bahrain activists burn tyres, demand women's release

By REUTERS
May 10, 2012 14:07

 
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DUBAI - Bahraini opposition activists said they blocked roads with burning tires on Thursday to demand the release of women prisoners, many of them locked up during more than a year of protests against the island kingdom's rulers.

Bahrain's interior ministry blamed "vandals" for the road blockages which stopped traffic in the capital Manama.

"Legal measures were taken and the situation was returned to normal," the ministry said in a statement on Twitter, without going into further detail.

The government this week announced stiffer measures against illegal protests, but demonstrations have continued.

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