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Bahrain bans all protests after clashes

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Bahrain on Tuesday banned all protests and gatherings to ensure "security is maintained", after a spate of clashes between Shiite-led demonstrators and security forces in the Sunni-ruled country. 

Bahraini anti-government demonstrators make victory signs during a protest in the capital Manama on September 7, 2012. The Gulf state has been shaken by unrest since its forces in March last year crushed a month of popular protests led by members of its Shiite Muslim majority demanding greater rights and an end to what they said was discrimination against them by the Sunni royal family.

The Gulf state has been shaken by unrest since its forces in March last year crushed a month of popular protests led by members of its Shiite Muslim majority demanding greater rights and an end to what they said was discrimination against them by the Sunni royal family.

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