Events in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain are moving fast, but the Guardian's moment-to-moment coverage has me glued to my screen today:
Libya and Bahrain protests - Saturday 19 February
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• Libya: Security forces in Benghazi have shot dead at least one person and injured a dozen after opening fire on mourners at a funeral for protesters killed in earlier demonstrations. Special forces stormed a protest camp in the eastern city at 5am.
• Bahrain: Thousands of protesters have retaken Pearl Square in the Bahraini capital after Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered troops off the streets.
• Yemen: One protester was killed and seven were hurt in clashes with security forces in the capital, Sana'a.
• Algeria: Riot police in Algiers have broken up a planned march by thousands of pro-democracy campaigners.
YouTube channel -- Libyan protests (Warning: contains graphic violence and death)
Mapping Pro-Democracy protests
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