Bahrain's Police Break Up Women's Protest with Stun Grenades

Bahrain's security forces used stun grenades and teargas to disperse anti-government demonstrators in the West coast town of Malkiya after a women's protest was banned by authorities.

Protesters came out to show support for political prisoners who remain in jail and to demonstrate against the upcoming Formula One race in April, RT reported.

For the same reasons protesters in Bahrain's capital, Manama, clashed with police who used teargas and sound bombs to disperse their demonstration against the regime on Friday.

Just two weeks ago police used teargas on thousands of protesters who came out near Manama to mark the second anniversary of the Saudi-led intervention that quelled the 2011 uprising in Bahrain.

Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.

So far, tens of people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.