As part of a larger plan to disrupt the Bahrain government from functioning and forcing the resignation of Prime Minister Khalifa Al Khalifa, protesters have blocked entrance to the parliament of Bahrain, forcing officials to cancel a meeting of the leader’s hand-picked envoys.
This demonstration is just one of many gatherings at key political locations in the Bahrain capital of Manama. The main goal of these rallies is to increase the pressure on the monarchy after two weeks of unrest including marches and violent clashes in which seven people have been killed.
The latest protest on Monday at the parliament consisted of the forming of a human chain which was successful in preventing the 40-member upper chamber of parliament from meeting. The chamber is made up of people personally appointed by Bahrain’s monarch Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa.
In light of the success of the protests the monarchy is requesting to talk with opposition groups so that the crisis can be resolved soon.