Despite Ban, Protests Continue in Bahrain

Protests which first erupted in Bahrain more than a year ago continue today despite a government crackdown. Bahrain has Sunni Muslim rulers but the population is 70 per cent Shia, who claim they face discrimination. Image by Al Jazeera's Sara Hassan. Bahrain, 2011.

The Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has jailed opposition leaders and recently banned all demonstrations. But the protests continue, particularly in the smaller villages outside the capital, Manama. Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich recently visited one such village.