Protesters celebrate after reaching Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital of Manama.
Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising has entered its eighth day, as thousands of protesters camped out at Pearl square in the capital city, Manama.

Inspired by popular revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Bahraini demonstrators say they will stay in the square until the regime collapses, Press TV correspondents reported.

Bahrain's opposition movement led by Shia ex-lawmakers is expected to hold talks with Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa to put demonstrators' demands before the heir to Bahrain's king.

The army withdrew from the square on Saturday following an order by Crown Prince Salman, who is leading a national dialogue after days of a massive uprising that has left six portesters dead and hundreds wounded.

Tension is running high in the streets of Manama despite the crackdown and heavy police presence.

The government has violently cracked down on demonstrators demanding an end to the monarchy.

Despite the government's violent crackdown on protesters, the opposition and many ordinary Bahrainis insist on the peaceful nature of their movement.

"All political parties in the country deserve a voice at the table," Crown Prince Salman said.

"I think there is a lot of anger, a lot of sadness, and on that note I would like to extend my condolences to all of the families who lost loved ones and all of those who have been injured. We are terribly sorry and this is a terrible tragedy for our nation," he said.

The crown prince said the demonstrators are free to stay in Pearl square.

Ibrahim Mattar, a former parliamentarian from the Shia party Wefaq, says the opposition wants a "constitutional monarchy."

Reports say at least 80 people, including children and women, have been injured in clashes between police and protesters during the latest pro-democracy rally.