Bahrain: anti-government protests continue despite brutal crackdown (big photo gallery)

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16 Responses to “Bahrain: anti-government protests continue despite brutal crackdown (big photo gallery)”

  1. ultranaut says:

    These are some of the greatest living people on earth. Facing down authoritarians is scary as fuck and extremely dangerous. Whatever happens, never forget these heroes who risked everything trying to liberate societies from authoritarian oppressors. They are an inspiration to all freedom loving peoples on earth. I look forward to the day when Bahrain can provide friendly and constructive criticism to the USA about how to better operate a legitimate secular liberal-democracy. We live in an age of everyday heroes. Men, women, children, willing to stand up to any power and demand justice. They are some of the bravest people to have ever lived, and they are fighting for all of us.
    People of Eqypt, Sudan, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morrocoo, and wherever else you guys are liberating the masses from tyranny: One love. We are all in this together.
    Peace through justice, for all!

    • turn_self_off says:

      When the choice is starvation (rising food prices and unemployment, remember) or bullets, you put your faith in the human(ity of the person) holding the gun.

      • Sapa says:

        These people are unarmed and some are old , and some of the dead are women and children. If you really want to know whats happening look at the Facebook page that has pictures of how they look after the “police” have beaten them.

  2. Peripatet says:

    A month ago, I was walking through the souq and marvelling at how modern, progressive, and peaceful Bahrain was. There was no discontent, no hint of this anywhere. The streets are clean, the buildings are modern, and the people are friendly. Were it not for the Arabic, Manama could be anywhere in the US.

    This week, it’s a whole different world. Supplies are getting low and more businesses each day seem to be closing down because of the demonstrations.

  3. Church says:

    God bless, Bahrain. Be strong.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Obi-Wan Kenobi knew exactly what he was talking about.

  5. dagfooyo says:

    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you, brave protesters. May freedom triumph in Bahrain as it has in Tunisia and Egypt.

  6. oedrex1 says:

    They struggle to get to a democracy. Our democracy struggles with a population split 50-50 and on the verge of violence ourselves.

    Stand strong WI union members. We will prevail.

  7. Anonymous says:

    And let us remember the H-Block, the French Resistance, and Wounded Knee.

  8. turn_self_off says:

    And again the M113 makes an apperance.

  9. kpkpkp says:

    One Earth One Love

    Hang in there!

  10. Sapa says:

    Thank you for making this post. It is my birthday today and I have spent the whole day finding information about what is happening in Bahrain and mailing organisations such as Amnesty to find out what we, as the rest of the world, are going to do about these disgusting acts of terror and atrocity.

    I have cried for these people today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJtapAw5HbQ

  11. Anonymous says:

    nonviolent struggle towards peace will win freedom and dignity.

    .~.

  12. Sapa says:

    These Photos are a bit different to those above and are from Thursday 17th. Today the 18th the police were joined by troops who used live ammunition. The photos on this link are from rubber bullets, beatings, and shotgun wounds, and from just police brutality.
    The Facebook name is Crimes against humanity in Bahrain URGENT APPEAL

    http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=154276417930276#!/album.php?aid=36761&id=154276417930276

  13. Teller says:

    Lovely big sentiments here. Seems like the age-old Sunni minority in power v Shiite majority not-in-power struggle.

  14. ransom notes says:

    thank you for posting this Xeni. it is important for the world to be aware of what is happening in Bahrain and for the protestors to know those on the outside care and are supportive of their struggles.

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