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February 14 Youth Coalition

 

February 14 Youth Coalition

Coalition Youth of 14 Feb Revolution
إئتلاف شباب ثورة 14 فبراير
إئتلاف شباب ثورة 14 فبراير
Founded March 2011
Founder Anonymous activists
Type Pressure group
Political group
Focus Democracy
Social justice
Free and fair elections
Nonviolence
Area served  Bahrain
Method Civil resistance
Slogan Resistance
Durability
Website Facebook page
Twitter page

Coalition Youth of 14 Feb Revolution (

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References

See also

The Coalition welcomed Al Wefaq and other opposition societies decision to boycott the parliamentary by-election to fill their seats and called them to stick to the basics of the revolution.[17]

A parliamentary by-election was held in Bahrain on September 24, 2011 following the withdrawal[15] of 18 members of the largest political party in parliament, al Wefaq, in protest at governmental actions during the Bahraini uprising (2011–present).[16]

Opinion about 2011 by-elections

The Coalition said: "there is no way for us to accept a non-balanced dialogue that lacks all guarantees, we see this dialogue as a media tool which the regime aims to reduce the severity of popular and international pressures".[14]

On May 31, the king of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, called for a national dialogue to resolve ongoing tensions.[9] However the seriousness and effectiveness of the dialogue has been disputed by many opposition figures[10][11][12] – it has even been referred to disparagingly as a "chitchat room".[13]

Opinion about "national dialogue"

[8] The Coalition keeps close relation with other youth movements such

Relation with other youth movements

Starting from June 30, 2011, the Coalition has called for 10 gatherings for the right of Self-determination. However, none of the sit ins were able to happen due to authorities crackdown which results in clashes with protesters.

Before the Coalition was formed, one of its components called February 14 Youth published weekly schedules for protests. The Coalition continued publishing weekly schedules for protests. Each day of the week has its own protesting schedule and usually each day is divided into 2 parts. Activities are not limited to protesting in streets, but are very varied. Usually at the end of every week there is a big protest held on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.[7]

Calls for protests

One of the main demands for the Coalition is the right of Self-determination.[6]

Before the uprising started, the Coalition called for political reform to establish a real Constitutional Monarchy[1] which the National Action Charter stated. However, after police deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout on February 17 which resulted in 4 deaths and 100s of injuries, the demand went to call for downfall of the regime.[4]

A graffiti in Barbar depicting F14YC logo

Political demands

Role during the uprising

  • February 14 Youth.
  • February 14 scholars.
  • February 14 media center.
  • February 14 liberals.
  • February 14 martyrs.
  • Youth of martyrs square.
  • Others.[3][5]

Before police raid on Pearl Roundabout on March 16 there were many groups which fused together after the attack to form The Coalition Youth of 14 Feb Revolution . They are:

Most of youths in the Coalition are not members of any political society. They communicate via internet and social networks, especially Facebook. Many of them are high school or college students. They do not belong to a specific sect, they contain both Shia and Sunni. Inspired by March Intifada, an uprising that broke out in Bahrain in March 1965, there was an idea for electing a leadership for the Coalition with specified seats for Shias, Sunnis, men and women. However this idea was excluded due to fears of creating sectarian quotas like in Iraq and Lebanon, it was replaced by elections without specifying seats for sects. According to local sources, the Coalition has good communications with Youths behind Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan revolutions.[4]

Components

Contents

  • Components 1
  • Role during the uprising 2
    • Political demands 2.1
    • Calls for protests 2.2
    • Relation with other youth movements 2.3
    • Opinion about "national dialogue" 2.4
    • Opinion about 2011 by-elections 2.5
  • See also 3
  • References 4

. nationwide uprising was behind the call for demonstrations on February 14, 2011, named "Day of Rage" and developed later to a February 14 Youth One of the first sub-groups called [3] It is the main Facebook page that calls for daily peaceful demonstrations and protests.[2] Their Facebook page started in April 2011 where they have 65,282 likes (as of July 2014).[1].Bahrain Online The Coalition first appeared on the popular pro-democracy forum [1]

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