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Mass anti-government rally near Bahrain's capital

Tens of thousands of people have joined an anti-government march just outside the Bahraini capital, Manama.

Kalil al Marzooq, a former MP who was one of the organisers of the march, said that the rally was "unprecedented".

Amateur video posted online showed protesters with Bahraini flags in a line stretching back hundreds of metres.

The security forces fired tear gas at a small group of protesters, but the rally was mostly peaceful.

  • 09 Mar 2012