Bahrain’s Day of Rage on 14 February 2011 kickstarted one of the largest popular uprisings in the country’s history. Bahraini youth took to social media and called on people “to take to the streets” in protest of the endemic corruption, discrimination and injustice.

Many of the 55 peaceful demonstrations on the day were met with violence from police and soldiers, leaving more than 30 protesters injured and one dead.

Six years on, the Bahraini government has fostered an atmosphere of fear and repression, through the detention and torture of opposition leaders, designed to stifle all dissent.

 

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