Monday, March 14, 2011

Bahrain using force against protesters


Bahraini forces using tear gas on the protesters

Source: Press TV
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/169716.html

Bahraini security forces have stepped up their crackdown on anti-government protesters who were trying to expand their rallies from the capital's main square to the country's main business hub.

The forces fired teargas canisters into the protesters, who were pushing to form a human chain blocking Bahrain Financial Harbor in Manama, AFP reported.

Hundreds of the people were reportedly wounded in the violence with live footage showing the forces shooting a protester at close range.

Demanding King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's ouster and constitutional reforms, the demonstrators have been peacefully camping in the Pearl Square since February 14th.

The square, which is the epicenter for the rallies, has become known to many as 'the Martyrs Roundabout,' in memory of those that died during Manama-ordered suppression of the popular uprising.

Meanwhile, pro-regime vigilantes brandishing knives and clubs attacked the students at the university. "The regime is using thugs," said Khalil Marzooq, a member of the main Shia opposition group.

The Persian Gulf state, mostly populated by Shia Muslims, has been ruled by Sunni kings for more than 200 years. The Shias have, however, long complained about being discriminated against by the government when it comes to employment opportunities and the right to public services.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'll be right with you.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

Yemen News 2017

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

US News 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

The Words and Actions of Ken O'Keefe

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)