Saturday, February 19, 2011
Brave Protestors back in Manama's Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have marched into Manama's Pearl Roundabout, just two days after authorities used deadly force to seize and cordon off the area.
Witnesses say police fired rubber bullets at the crowd, but eventually left the scene.
A small number of people were rushed to the hospital.
Tanks and soldiers had been stationed at the roundabout since Thursday, when authorities used deadly force to disperse people camping there.
Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Khalifa, justified the crackdown saying it was necessary because the demonstrators were threatening the country's stability.
Protesters attempted to march back to the scene on Friday, but again had rubber bullets, tear gas and birdshot fired at them.
Posted by nickglais on 2/19/2011 09:41:00 AM