Friday, 16 August 2013

Mass anti-Govt Protests Shake Bahrain on Independence Day


Police in Bahrain have fired tear gas and birdshot at protesters. This, however, could be just the start, as the Gulf nation's authorities prepare for a major crackdown on dissent. Wednesday marks the country's 42-nd anniversary of independence from Britain and exactly two and a half years since the current wave of unrest began.



Pro-US dictatorships tend not make headlines in the Western media.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2013.]

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