Is Bahrain's opposition fading?
Is Bahrain's opposition fading?Two and a half years after protests began, anti-government activists try to re-ignite their movement.
A young Bahraini boy holds the national flag during the clashes with riot police following an anti-regime protest in the village of Abu Saiba, west of Manama, on August 15, 2013 (AFP/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
Is Bahrain’s opposition weakening? For months anti-government activists called for large-scale demonstrations and a general strike on August 14 – Bahrain’s independence day. They hoped this would give the opposition new momentum in a conflict that began in February 2011. While some considered the day a success, others said the protests largely fizzled. So, did August 14 flop and, if so, why? We discuss at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Matar Matar @matar_matar
Former MP, Al-Wefaq Party
Salman Al Jalahma @saljay
Media Attache, Information Affairs Authority, Government of Bahrain
Ala'a Alshehabi @alaashehabi
Founding member, Bahrain Watch
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