ABU DHABI Ñ Anti-U.S. protests have resumed in Bahrain with
thousands of people calling for an end to the American military presence in
Over the weekend, an estimated 3,000 people called for the end of the
U.S. military presence in Bahrain. The demonstration included members of the
"This demonstration is a message of protest against the policy of the
United States, which seeks to exercise its domination over the world," Ali
Salman, a Shi'ite leader, said. "We also want to express our opposition to
the use of U.S. bases in our country in a strike on Iraq."
Bahrain has been classified as a major non-NATO ally of the United
States. Manama is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet.
Friday's demonstration was the latest in a series of anti-U.S. rallies
in Bahrain. Some of the rallies had been advertised as pro-Iraqi and