Thursday, February 17, 2011
Three dead in Bahrain as police storms camping protesters
The video shows the extreme brutality with which the police at 3 a.m local time stormed the tents of people who were camping since three days at Pearl Square in Manama, the capital of the kingdom of Bahrain. Three people were killed, scores were wounded. Hospitals were overcrowded after the attack. The square, which was a chaos of destroyed tents, tear gas canisters and belongings that fleeing Bahraini's had left behind, was sealed off with barbed wire. Police declared that camping there was 'illegal'. The protests that originally were actions of members of the Shiite majority for more freedom and less discriination of Shiites by the ruling Sunni minority, now seems to be spreading. Several riots broke out on Thursday morning throughout Manama.