Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bloodbath In Bahrain

From Al Jazeera English

Security forces in Bahrain have driven out pro-democracy protesters from the Pear Roundabout in the capital Manama.
Helicopters hovered overhead as troops backed by tanks stormed the site - the focal point of weeks-long anti-government protests in the tiny kingdom - early on Wednesday, an Al Jazeera correspondent said.
Multiple explosions were heard and smoke was seen billowing over central Manama.
Our correspondent said the police backed by the military attacked the protesters from all sides and used tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.
Protesters, intimidated by the shear numbers of security forces, retreated from the roundabout, he said. 

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