Hassan Mushaima, head of the anti-government Haq movement, has signaled he is willing to make peace with Bahrain’s royal family if the latter agrees to major concessions toward democracy. Otherwise, protesters will look for leaders that will give them freedom, Mushaima, who has returned to the country from a self-imposed in the U.K., said, according to the Washington Post. The opposition leader emphasized that he will go with what the people asks and demands for.

Meantime, protesters have ramped up pressure on the country’s rules as they staked out near a government compound where a cabinet meeting was held Sunday. Several protester, however, have expressed concern that the United States is not backing their actions, saying that the U.S. government “is not acting like they did in other countries” where it supported the calls of the demonstrators, the New York Times says.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.