Al Khalifa forces removing Ashura displays

Al Khalifa forces removing Ashura displays

With this year’s Ashura commemorations just around the corner, Bahraini security forces are once again engaging in the forcible removal of all displays associated with the occasion.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): With this year’s Ashura commemorations just around the corner, Bahraini security forces are once again engaging in the forcible removal of all displays associated with the occasion.

On Thursday, police cars roamed the streets of Bahrain’s Diraz and Sitra Island, removing black flags and Ashura slogans.

Since the start of Bahrain’s popular uprising in 2011, Manama has enforced tighter restrictions on Ashura commemorations for the country’s Shiite majority.

Ashura falls each year on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

It is marked by all Muslims but is a major part of the religious calendar for Shiite communities for whom it is a solemn occasion to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala.


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