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Police Attack Sleeping Protesters In Bahrain

Posted by on Friday, February 18, 2011, 13:10
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Riot police have stormed a protest camp in Bahrain’s capital, killing at least three people, as the government tried to quell three days of protest.Police Attack Sleeping Protesters In Bahrain Hundreds of security forces used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas on demonstrators who had been camped out in Pearl Square calling for political reform.

Police Attack Sleeping Protesters In Bahrain
Police Attack Sleeping Protesters In Bahrain

In the clashes that followed, an estimated 100 people were injured.
After the police had cleared the square in the capital Manama, 50 tanks were deployed to patrol the city’s streets in a show of force by the authorities.
“Police are coming, they are shooting teargas at us,” one protestor said amid the chaos. Another said: “I am wounded, I am bleeding. They are killing us.”
Demonstrators had gathered in Pearl Square in the hope of emulating the protest in Cairo that led to the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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