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Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners

An anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, Bahrain, was held on August 23, 2014, when thousands of Shiites protested against the alleged attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners

Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
A Bahraini man stands watching a sofa burn which was placed on the road by the protestors during clashes with riot police following an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
Bahraini protesters block the road with a sofa during clashes with riot police following an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
A Bahraini protester holds a petrol bomb during clashes with riot police following an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
Bahraini protesters block the road with rubbish bins during clashes with riot police following an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
Bahraini women take part in an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
Bahraini women take part in an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiites in Bahrain protest against naturalisation of foreigners
A Bahraini girl holds up her national flag during an anti-government protest against the manipulation of demography in Bahrain, in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, on August 23, 2014. Thousands of Shiites protested against what they say are attempts by the Sunni authorities to tip the kingdom's demographic balance in their favour by naturalising foreigners, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)