Bahrain: More Gunshots in Capital

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

Reports of shootings in different locations in the Bahraini capital of Manama, flooded social media websites in the afternoon of this Friday 18 February, 2011. The video below posted by Youtube user habib2day appears to show injured protestors in the aftermath of the attack.

Reactions from Twitter have been quick to emerge:

@angryarabiya As the sun sets, many thousands are being attacked by riot police, and police shooting from buildings rooftops! #bahrain #bahrein #feb14

@leildehati my cousin is very close to salmaniya. she is hearing shootings!!!!!! #bahrain

@emile_hokayem Just ran into group of protesters going to site of clashes. They say army firing live rounds in the air.

@rym86 Gunshots outside #Smc .. This is a humanitarian protest.. #Bahrain #feb14

@SuadAK Stop the bloodshed #Bahrain

@BAHRAINIAC The Army #BDF hits the protesters at #LuluRoundabout #Lulu #Feb14 #Bahrain moments ago!!!

@FreedomPrayers Still shooting !! 17:38 #bahrain

نداء الى كل من يملك ذرة إنسانية شعب البحرين يتم تصفيته

“Calling all those who have an atom of humanity, the people of Bahrain are being wiped out”

@BAHRAINIAC Gunshots fired, clash between protesters and police forces. Pray for no casualties. #Feb14 #Bahrain #PearlRoundabout

@ba7ari Its near salmaneya, its near lulu, army shooting protesters with machine guns #bahrain #feb14 #hrw #un #eu

@DanaTaqawi Pray for no more casualties #pray #pray

@hadeelalsh: Army firing live ammo from anti-aircraft guns from APC's at protesters #bahrain

@hadeelalsh Protesters were carrying flowers saying they wanted to deliver it to police. Were shot instead. Blood on street now #bahrain

@MayMarzooq STOP KILLING BAHRAINIS. #Feb14 #BahraiN

@alialsaeed i cannot believe this! the ARMY is attacking UNARMED civilians?!

@FreedomPrayers ARMY tanks against unarmed civilians right now in sanabis #bahrain

@FreedomPrayers Still shooting 17:45 #bahrain

صديقي اتصل من الدوار يقول الطائرات تطلق النار و عدد من القتلى

“My friend called me from the (LuLu) Roundabout and planes are firing bullets and there are a number of casualties”

@FreedomPrayers Still shooting #bahrain 17:50

@khalidbmm #bahrain #usa #uk #14feb D army used life bolets to kill protistors where is the free wold from this new Massacre

first martyr of feb18 confirmed. shot in the head #bahrain via @Wefaqsociety

@FreedomPrayers still shooting 18:01 #bahrain

@AliFingerz I have lost faith in our system and what it once stood for… Its like we're living in the dark ages now…

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.


  • i'am human

    police and army fire the protesters , take this video where an english women interview with protesters and voice of fire

  • joebialek

    This letter is in response to the articles covering the civil unrest
    occurring in Bahrain.

    As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the
    Bahraini people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in Yemen
    and Algeria as well as the most recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.

    Believe it or not, one thing that trumps capitalism and political
    correctness in the United States is the right to have one’s voice heard.
    This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Bahraini
    people should continue to defy Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa’s powerful
    security forces so that Bahraini democracy can begin to thrive. It is
    unfortunate that the United States compromised on one of its most
    fundamental values in order to protect its economic interests in the
    Middle East; something that happens all too often domestically as well.
    It is not the Bahraini people that are attempting to seize power but rather
    it is those currently in power who have engaged in intimidation to prevent
    the will of the people from being heard. Why else would they stoop to such
    underhanded tactics to block various means of communication among the
    citizens of Bahrain? Why is the government in power utilizing such
    political strong-arm tactics as the use of violence?

    Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, you have had twelve years to lead Bahrain
    and have failed them by your own choosing. The days of the despotic regime
    are finally coming to an end as it appears the desire for freedom will
    continue to sweep among the Arab nations. Accordingly, let the call go
    forth among all citizens of Bahrain that your brothers and sisters of
    democracy from all over the world are with you during every trial and
    tribulation you may encounter during this crisis. To the people of Bahrain,
    the trumpet of freedom beckons you to rise in protest and ensure your voice
    to preserve your sacred heritage, promote your children’s future and obtain
    the blessings of liberty we all cherish. Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa,
    let the people go!

    Cleveland, OH USA

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