Shia pro-democracy protesters rally in the Bahraini capital, Manama on February 27, 2011
Source: Press TV
Lawmakers from the largest parliamentary bloc in Bahrain have protested at the government-ordered bloodshed of pro-democracy protesters by staging a mass departure.
On Sunday, 18 members of the Shia opposition faction of al-Wefaq officially resigned from the parliament, saying, "We are no longer affiliated with this council (Parliament), which did not lift a finger in front of these massacres," AFP reported.
At least seven demonstrators have been killed during clashes with security forces since the beginning of the popular protests on February 14