Riot police in Bahrain have launched a heavy crackdown against protesters in Sitra, the home of Ali Yussef Bagdar who was killed last week after he was run over by police.
According to reports thousands of people took to the streets to express their anger at the killing of the 16-year-old who became at least the 43rd protester to die since the mass demonstrations in February and March.
It comes just one day before the publication of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which has been investigating claims of human rights abuses since June.
The actions of the authorities today speaks louder than any words that be made tomorrow about accepting mistakes and admittance of abuse.
The Government is preparing to wear its diplomatic and humble face tomorrow, whilst today exposing its true ugly face of repression.
Both the killing of Ali Yussef and the subsequent attack on his funeral and protests proves that the Government will continue its campaign of repression, despite the BICI report.
We hope that the international community will apply pressure to Bahrain to encourage them to not only accept the BICI report in words but to prove it in action by stopping the continuous violence against peaceful protests.
Below are a selection of videos, tweets and photo’s from today’s protest in Sitra: