Bahrain protesters seek to overthrow royal family

The group calls for authorities to be put on trial for attacks on protesters.

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 15:20 PM IST

Manama: A group of protesters is calling for the ouster of Bahrain`s entire ruling monarchy as part of sweeping demands to call off the weeklong uprising in the Gulf nation.

The manifesto on Monday by a group calling itself "Youth of Feb 14" — after the day of the first marches — apparently seeks to stake out an uncompromising stance before possible talks between the opposition and the monarchy.

It is unclear how much weight the group carries.

The group is also calling for authorities to be put on trial for attacks on protesters that have left at least seven dead and hundreds injured in the strategic island nation — home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

Bahrain`s rulers have offered talks with opposition groups to try to defuse the showdown.

Bureau Report