giovedì 17 febbraio 2011

Sporadic clashes broke out in the Bahraini capital Manama.

Sporadic clashes broke out in the Bahraini capital Manama, hours after riot police attacked a makeshift camp of pro-reform protesters in the city center, killing at least two people and wounding dozens. The main Shia opposition bloc denounced the police raid as "terrorist" who made the decision to attack protesters aimed to kill, they say. Abdul Jalil Khalil, a parliamentarian of the Shiite majority in the country, said: This is terrorism itself.
In a statement, the Ministry of Interior in Bahrain said that security forces have evacuated the area of the Pearl Roundabout, Manama by protesters in the capital only after having exhausted all opportunities for dialogue with them.
The pro-reform demonstrators took to the streets of the capital early Monday, apparently inspired by the riots in Tunisia and Egypt. Yesterday, Wednesday, two people were killed and about fifty others were injured in varying degrees as a result of clashes with the police. For these deaths the same King issued an apology in a television appearance in which he expressed his condolences for "... the death of two of our dear children ...", adding that it will be a committee of inquiry that will investigate these deaths .Governed and dominated by a Sunni minority that also expresses the royal house, Bahrain has a Shiite majority population. The tension between the two communities has always been latent, but now the Shia majority, about 70% of the population of the United accuses the government of substantial grant privileges to the minority Sunnis. Finally, due consideration is to consider the fact that Bahrain hosts a major U.S. military base to support the fleet of V ^ in the whole Persian Gulf area.To find the country:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/790690.stm