Alwaght- Bahraini regime forces have clashed with protesters marking the seventh anniversary of the popular February 14 uprising.
Regime forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at the demonstrators on Wednesday, but the number of casualties is unclear.
Protests started Tuesday evening and Wednesday in at least five Shiite populated neighborhoods, mostly outside of the capital Manama, including in Diraz, Sitra and Huwaidrat. Security forces fired tear gas and shotguns at the people gathering in cemeteries to remember those killed at the hands of Bahraini forces during street protests in recent years.
Regime forces are said to have removed the concrete blocks set up by the demonstrators.
Leading up to the anniversary on Wednesday, several dozens of activists have been rounded up and detained.
In January, a Bahraini court also affirmed a two-year jail sentence against protest leader Nabeel Rajab.
Since February 14, 2011, Bahraini people have been holding peaceful protest rallies on an almost daily basis, demanding that the Al Khalifah family relinquish power and let a just system representing all Bahrainis be established.
Bahrainis have also been complaining against widespread discrimination against the Shia majority in the kingdom.
Manama has responded to the protests with lethal force, drawing international criticism. In March 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were also deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.