Scores of people have taken to the streets to support distinguished Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and denounce the ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

Demonstrators supported the resistance of the 79-year-old cleric, whose citizenship was revoked by the Bahraini regime more than three months ago.

The protest was held in the northwestern village of Diraz to mark the 100th day since the Shia cleric was stripped of his nationality.

Carrying national flags and portraits of the cleric, the protesters pledged to continue their anti-regime rallies.

Also another protest rally was held in the northern village of Abu Saiba, where protesters denounced the regime’s crackdown on opposition figures.

Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Qassim of his citizenship on June 20, 2016.

Ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom on February 14, 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstration in Bahrain on an almost daily basis.

They want the Al Khalifah rulers to give up power and a just system representing all Bahrainis be established.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been supporting the Manama government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters by deploying their troops to Bahrain.

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds of others have been injured or got arrested in the ongoing crackdown.