Protester killed in Bahrain "Day of Rage"

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Protester killed in Bahrain "Day of Rage"

Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:15 pm

(Reuters) - Police in Bahrain fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up pro-reform demonstrations on Monday and one protester was killed, witnesses said, in a "Day of Rage" stimulated by popular upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia.

Helicopters circled over the Gulf Arab state's capital Manama, where protesters had been due to gather but which remained quiet as security forces patrolled Shi'ite areas. More than 20 people were hurt, one of them critically, in clashes in Shi'ite villages that ring the capital, witnesses said.

Bahrain, where a Sunni Muslim family rules over a Shi'ite majority, offered cash payouts in the run-up to the protest, a move apparently designed to prevent Shi'ite discontent from boiling over as "people power" revolts spread in the Arab world.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/14/us-bahrain-protests-idUSTRE71D5MS20110214
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