Tag: riot-police

Lockdown

Lockdown

18 Feb, '1119 Comments

Four funerals are to take place today in various places in Bahrain for the four new martyrs of yesterdays brutal attack on the Pearl Roundabout. Essa Abdulhassan, the 61 year old gentlemen who went to reason with the riot police and got half his head blown off for his efforts is being laid to rest […]

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What’s there left to talk about?

17 Feb, '1127 Comments

Dialogue has no place in Bahrain at the moment. And all space is left to the violence of a government that doesn’t seem to care about its citizens. Dialogue is replaced with shotguns, tear gas and hundreds of riot police all exerting an inordinate amount of violence against unarmed civilians. That was what faced unarmed […]

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“The People Want to Overthrow the Regime!”

“The People Want to Overthrow the Regime!”

15 Feb, '1110 Comments

That was the chant that was continuously repeated throughout today. Just like the Tunisians and the Egyptians before them, Bahrainis today took to the streets in their tens of thousands to bid farewell to a fallen comrade. Gunned down in cold blood by a riot policeman for doing nothing other than joining his compatriots in demanding […]

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Collecting the reigns

20 May, '0713 Comments

Wasn’t it only a few years ago that the then Minister of the Interior got, erm, sidegraded because he ordered his troops to “intervene” against a public demonstration attended by high religious figures, in which one of those respected figures got injured and taken to hospital? When the new minister took the reigns and due […]

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