Bahrain Crackdown: Riot police storm protest camp on Manama Pearl Square

February 17, 2011 05:06

Riot police firing tear gas and wielding clubs stormed a landmark square occupied by anti-government protesters before dawn on Thursday, driving out demonstrators and destroying a makeshift encampment that had become the hub for demands to bring sweeping political changes to the kingdom. The main opposition group Al Wefaq said at least two people were killed in the assault on Pearl Square, which was littered with flattened tents, trampled banners and broken glass.

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